Friday, October 19, 2007

10/19/07 - Seasons

We're back from our mini-vacation. It was nice to have a break from reality for two days! Yesterday, when I tried to get on line at the hotel, the Internet was not working...so mom stepped in! Thanks mom!

We enjoyed the fall colors in Wisconsin. It was beautiful!

Yesterday, after we got home, I spoke at a campus crusade group. One of the questions was: "We live in a culture that has instant gratification. How do we wait patiently?"

It made me think of the seasons. I enjoy living in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons, because it's one of God's reminders that life has seasons.

Right now, you may be in the single season, thinking that your season will never change. But remember it's a season. Chances are many of you who are single now, will be married. So enjoy this season of life.

How do you wait patiently for the next season?

My prayer for you is that you will find total contentment and peace in whatever season of life you are in.

Philippians 4 provides encouragement:
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Enjoy whatever season of life you are right now!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On this subject, I would recommend the book "Believing God for His Best: How to Marry Contentment and Singleness" by Bill Thrasher. He does an excellent job describing how to wait. You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Believing-God-Best-Bill-Thrasher/dp/0802455735/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0098852-5572707?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1192896226&sr=8-1