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Spring Into New Life

on Friday, 06 April 2018. Posted in Devotionals

It's an ongoing process

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A true sign of spring is the chorus frog songs that erupt in our backyard each March. April arrived and we still haven’t heard our frogs. Spring continues to lay dormant. It is a bit irritating. I like snow in February but not April! So, we wait, because we know it will come. It always comes.

Spring reflects the promise we hold dear; new life. It symbolizes Jesus, our hope of life reborn, not just in heaven be on earth as well. (Matthew 6:10) As we wait we know, even when God is quiet, He is working. New life is developing in our mind, soul, and body as we learn to love Him more.

Transition is ongoing. Funny how we can see the need to change in others but we are blind to our own need for growth. There is always areas of improvement. Embrace the process. Yield to Him. Be transformed back to His image. This is how we were created. The world has tarnished and dented our designed. The Holy Spirit however is at work resurrecting us back to the initial plan. 2 Corinthians 3:18 reminds us of this. “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image”

We wait. We notice it when change is drastic but are frustrated when we don’t see progress. It is a time for patience. If you are like me, that is hard. I’d rather not see the flaws. They remind of the lack of progress. Then I need to back to my earlier statement. Recognize it is good, press in to the Lord and let Him reflect me.

“The Lord –who is the Spirit-“. He is right here, dwelling in us. Speaking to us. Molding us. All we have to do is let Him work. Let spring erupt inside of us. Oh the beauty of new life!

Change initiates new seasons. That change can come from our personal growth or our change in circumstances. My husband and I are seven months into our empty nest. We are accustomed to our quiet house. It is okay that we don’t know what is coming next. We continue to seek God, what do we need to work on? I love this process, most of the time. Yes, the process can be painful but it is good. We trust that God has us where He wants us. Our role has changed but our identity is the same. We are His children and He loves us. That is enough.