Thursday, 1 June 2017

The beginning of Winter

In the Southern Hemisphere, the 1st June marks the official beginning of Winter. It is the start of 3 months of longer nights, shorter days and cooler weather - which for us means around 22-24 degrees in the day time :)

Just as our year goes through seasons, it is good to be reminded today, that our spiritual lives also go through seasons too. We sometimes feel as if we are really connecting with Jesus and it may have the feeling of a glorious summer or spring day. However, the day nights of winter, can easily wrap around our spiritual lives and make us feel lethargic, tired and even depressed. If this is the case for you at the moment, can I encourage you not to try and avoid the season, but rather to live through it.

Ask God to show you what he has planned for you in this time and be open to the grace of God - even if it feels like a bleak winter.

Genesis 8:22 -  For as long as Earth lasts, planting and harvest, cold and heat, Summer and winter, day and night will never stop.”

Psalm 147:12-18 Jerusalem, worship God! Zion, praise your God! He made your city secure, he blessed your children among you. He keeps the peace at your borders, he puts the best bread on your tables. He launches his promises earthward— how swift and sure they come! He spreads snow like a white fleece, he scatters frost like ashes, He broadcasts hail like birdseed— who can survive his winter? Then he gives the command and it all melts; he breathes on winter—suddenly it’s spring!

Living in Grace

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