New Journey Fellowship
|Posted on September 22, 2019 at 9:55 AM|
Well, it looks like we are going to make it to the end of another summer being that Tomorrow is the first day of Fall. Once again we have, for the most part, made it through those hot summer days and if you are like me, you are now ready for the cooler weather of the Fall. The end of summer and the beginning of the Fall always brings about a lot of changes, not only in the weather, but also in our daily lives. It marks the end of the vacation season and of course the beginning of school for thousands of kids across the country. It changes the drive to and from work, as the school busses are once again on the highways taking our kids to and from school. It changes our home lives, as our children bring home their homework. Of course, the Fall also signals the changes to the trees, as their leaves change to the beautiful colors of the Fall before they “fall” to the ground. It is the time of the year that we love to drive to the mountains, so we can enjoy those beautiful colors and it is the time of the year when many love to go out and enjoy a good Friday night football game. Yes, the Fall marks many changes in our lives. It is the end of some things, and the beginning of others.
Many have compared the changes of the seasons to the changes in our lives and there are clearly some true comparisons. We all go through changes, we go through them everyday. Some changes are good, and others not so good, but it is all a part of life. As we go through these changes we must choose: do we spend our days grieving over the things that we have lost, or do we embrace the changes and find joy in the new opportunities. Yes, some of those changes are not easy, and many of those changes are not by choice but none the less, they are the changes that we must face. The Apostle Paul understood what it was to deal with changes in life and he wrote in Philippians 4:11-12: “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.” Is this hard? Yes, it is very hard but perhaps that is why He followed His statement with verse 13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
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