Spring has Sprung

spring

 

 

Here it is, the first day of spring. The weather is a bit chilly and it doesn’t feel so spring like out there. But, He will bring the weather we want and the plants will grow and life will be renewed. While winter is a time for preparation work spring is the time for action. Over the winter I have spent time praying, studying the Bible, looking to God for guidance on things and doing what I can to move forward in my Christian walk.

Spring is a time of change as well and after a lot of consideration I have decided that I need to step back from the blogging and spend more of my time in prayer and studying the Bible, talking to God and seeking Him. That being said. I have to admit that while at times it was work on the blog, it was personally and spiritually rewarding. It caused me to feel as if I had to be more diligent on studying the Bible and praying as well as helping me to take a hard look at myself to see where God was telling me to work hard on improving myself as a Christian. I am not pretending that I am perfect and in fact, I know I am far from that, I have and will stumble. I will at times fail Him. I try not to but I am human and we all have failed. I am learning though and falling/stumbling less often so He is helping me a lot. When I do fail Him, I try to correct things sooner than I would have before, I seek His forgiveness and ask His help to improve more in the future.

Over this last year I have grown a lot spiritually and I look forward to continuing to improve my walk with Christ. I thank everyone that tolerated me as I droned on about this or that topic that God was helping me work through at the time. I truly appreciate those who took time to read my blog, all the likes and followers I have gained in that time. I pray that He used me to in some small way, help someone else find a blessing as they struggle through their lives as well.

 

1 To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11 He hath made every [thing] beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12 I know that [there is] no good in them, but for [a man] to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.

14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth [it], that [men] should fear before him.

15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, [that] wickedness [was] there; and the place of righteousness, [that] iniquity [was] there.

17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for [there is] a time there for every purpose and for every work.

18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity.

20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

22 Wherefore I perceive that [there is] nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that [is] his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

 

Lord,  I praise Your name and thank You for all You do and have done for me. I thank You for the relationship I now have with Christ and that it has, and is improving, thanks to You. I thank You for helping me grow as I worked on the various posts for this blog. I pray in the name of Jesus that You continue the work You began in me and that You help me continue to improve as a Christian and person. Teach me better how to seek You and know You and Your will for me. I ask that my loved ones be drawn closer to You as well and that those that know You come to know you better and those who do not, are brought to salvation through Your forgiveness and mercy. Show us all the true path You have planned for our lives and how to get started on those paths and how to continue in the way You guide us into for Your glory. Thank You for the redemption and forgiveness You gave me by allowing the sacrifice of Your So, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross and was resurrected for we sinners. I pray that those who read this blog have been blessed somehow and you work in their lives.

 

Amen

 

Well, at this point I want to thank you all again and barring any unforeseen change to my mind about this, it will be my final post here. Perhaps in the future He will want me to resume and if so, I will do so gladly but for now I am going to focus on a more personal level on my relationship with Christ. I hope that in some small way I was able to provide a blessing to at least one other person and I hope that you all try to be a blessing to at least one other person every day. I pray God bless you all and keep you save and in His grace.

 

4 thoughts on “Spring has Sprung

  1. Amen, I pray God blesses you in your desire to grow closer to Him! This is what we all need in our lives. I pray He brings you back to write, but if not I pray He blesses you to minister some other way. God bless!

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  2. I have enjoyed every line and often find myself thinking back on a story you’ve written throughout my day. I understand the “step back” thing, but if you decide to come back here, I’ll still be around. I’m not that hard to find. God Bless you as you move forward one step at a time.

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