Friday, March 4, 2011

Season of Change

I sit here and type and know not only is the season changing but so am I. I feel the removing of the old season and the ushering in of the new season. God is speaking to me in so many ways that I honestly cannot reproduce the beauty of how He spoke it because it was a deep heart word.  

Recently, in one of the ways He spoke to me was through a Bradford Pear Tree.  He gently reminded me of how I admired the tree, wishing to have one for years. How I enjoy them this time of the year. The white blooms which remind me I am washed white as snow because of the love of Jesus on the cross. The simple yet elegant bloom reminding me things best understood are of the simplest of notations. The notation for me was pulling up in my driveway and realizing the tree I admired the beauty of and even would have loved to have, I had all along. I had it before I wanted it. Then questions pondered in my heart, Why do I wish for things I already have and never notice the treasures around me. This was a real awakening to my heart. 

In this new season I have no idea what Abba will do but I do know it will be beautiful. In times in the past I felt anxious about new seasons and what is to come. I find myself very peaceful and excited. Ready to step into a new season. 

I find myself feeling separated in many ways but I do find myself very content with it. What is to come this Spring. Only Abba knows, I just pray it displays beauty, as the bloom on a beautiful tree and it brings much beautiful fruits of the Spirit. 
 Just two interesting facts about pears:
1. Pears are a member of the rose family. 
2. Pear trees can live 100 years, but they are usually replaced in the orchards after 30 or 40 years. This allows them to produce the most and the best tasting fruit each year.

How many want to be in God's orchard with me? Be refined into the beauty of a rose?

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm 37:4

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  
Jeremiah 29:11-13

1 comment:

reeda paul said...

Enjoy the journey - it is never dull and the "selah" times are ones to treasure for sure. Praying for you in your new season of growth!