Sundays are days we need to soak in His Word, let it resonate in our souls and settle deep into a Sabbath rest of the heart. May the reminder of His promises be a balm to you as we seek Him first in each of our journeys. Join me each Sunday for a reminder to take a soul stop in the power of His Word and be rejuvenated for the week ahead.

seasons of counting

 

The seasons leave their mark on our souls and these stops we make are keeping record of our days.  Sometimes it feels like we are only along for the ride, having no input in our destiny. Yet, our days are more than just a glimpse of the kaleidoscope that will be the mosaic our lives become, and because of that we can learn to rejoice in the blending of the moments and the wearing of our hearts in our the journey.

Sometimes the journey is joyful and we are coasting in the beauty reserved for the rejoicing.

Sometimes the traveling takes us down the hard paths where our hearts are bare and broken for the losses we endure.

Sometimes the going is burdensome with the weariness of toil that encompasses the contending.

Sometimes the pause allows us to rest in the meditation of hope as we meet the One who has walked with us every step of the way.

And sometimes we recognize the lessons as the mercy of God, the patience He has extended towards us as we purpose to make our way closer to the throne of grace.

For each day, we count blessings with assurance, because rejoicing in beauty is seen in both joy and sorrow; loss and brokenness make us glad for the memories; tending to the work of our calling allows us to be sharpened and strong; and learning to wait for His entrance into our situations teaches us the value of patience.

Wherever you are, friend, no matter what place this road trip of living finds you, He is there with you. You are never alone. His Word exposes the timeline that we should be mindful of in all our days, counting gifts, cherishing lessons, and embracing grace. His promises, which do not fail, weave their solid truth into every season of time we encounter, and gives us courage to record grace in all our moments.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven;

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plan, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

Praying for you to feel His presence in each and every moment this week. May the lesson of the season encourage you to count time and record grace with reverent worship in your heart for the sacred holy that communion of His Spirit brings into every moment of your journey.signature