Friday, September 19, 2014

Ecclesiastes 3:1...


We are approaching the change of seasons.
Autumn officially begins next week.
On the calendar, in our lives, we can't stop the fact that seasons come and seasons go.
You may be experiencing all of your little ones being in school for the first time.
Others of you just sent your youngest off to college and are experiencing your first taste of the empty nest.
Some of you are experiencing the new freedoms and challenges that retirement brings.
Just as God is in control of seedtime and harvest, the seasonal changes of the year, 
if He is Lord of our lives then He is in control of our seasons as well.
And in every season we go through, He has a purpose.
He also has a time,  a divine appointment for the fullness of our purpose to come to pass.
It's up to us to stay in tune with Him seeking His guidance about what His purpose for us is in the season we're in.
We also need to ask Him what we can do to cooperate with Him in that purpose.
When we're yielded to Him in this way, 
then I believe we can't possibly miss that divine moment when His timing and our purpose intersect. 

still following,




Scripture and Snapshot


SUNDAY STILLNESS
Inspire-Me-Monday

Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson.




19 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo! So true how change just doesn't stop coming. We need to learn to lean into God for support as we journey through.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathryn! I appreciate your encouragement.

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  2. Inspired and stopping by from The Weekend Brew to have a cup of coffee with you too. :)

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    1. So glad you came by, Jodie. And yes, to sharing a cup of coffee!

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  3. Love the raindrops in this picture. Yes, change keeps coming inside and out of each season. Stopping by from The Weekend Brew today.

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    1. So happy you popped in here from Barbie's!

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  4. Such an inspiring read this morning! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    1. Coming to also from Weekend Brew, Elizabeth. I can't figure out how to comment so I'm joining Barbie is telling you how inspirational that was. Blessings ~ Chris

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    2. Thank you Barbie and Chris, too! Don't know if you'll both receive this reply???

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    1. Thank you for reading and blessing me with encouragement!

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  6. Such a beautiful rose, I love the drops and the peaceful feeling!
    Knowing God's timing never fails, gives hope and confidence both at in times of overflow and turmoil ... We need to be reminded to rest in Him, with everything and in every occasion - Thank you Elizabeth!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nina, for your kind encouragement.

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  7. The changing of seasons is so emotional for me….but in an awe-inspired way! And my friend, you WON my giveaway!

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    1. Hip, Hip, Hurray! Do I need to do anything for my giveaway?

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  8. When the season changes... life can truly change. In our area, when Autumn comes, that is generally, for the October section, really good. Not too cold, not too rainy, not icy. I'll do what I can and do or go where the Lord sends me. He's the Ruler. All we can do is what we can do. Sure would like to see you again... ANY time of year, any stretch of weather. As usual, you showed wonderful flower and wonderful Word. Thanks.

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    1. I hope you are enjoying this season and a bit of an anniversary getaway with your husband.

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  9. Great words/ work here Elizabeth. Tuning in to the stillness while I wait for those divine moments. It's about patience this season.

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    1. Lisha, oh that dreaded word patience. I do think every season requires it.

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