Time to Say Goodbye to Winter
A blanket of snow can create a winter wonderland. Everything beneath the snow is the same, the snow creates a cover that transforms everything into something magical. In our life, hope, gratitude and faith can be like that beautiful blanket of snow. It can allow us to see that which surrounds us in a new way and in doing so allow us to transform our lives~
And then as Spring unfolds, new growth reaches for the sun. New growth works best if the decay of dread and rot of regret is discarded.
Circumstances are weighing heavily on you and on even some of those around you. When you see yourself in the mirror you notice that your body is even stooped because of the weight. Drop this burden, not on other people but on Me. Then pick up, carry and distribute thankfulness. That makes you much lighter. It is not enough to drop the burden. You need to replace it with a grateful heart. Get your mind off the burden and onto My goodness. I say again it is not enough to drop the burden, but it is more than enough to replace it with thankfulness. Trade your burdens for bundles of peace.
~Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~Ephesians 5:19-20 niv
~Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. ~Psalm 85:11 niv
~See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. ~Isaiah 43:19 niv
~Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth. ~Hosea 6:3 esv
~Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. 8 You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.~ James 5:6-8 niv
Happy First Day of Spring!
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