I can’t express how excited I am for spring. There are two times of the year that I am infatuated by the seasons. I am quite convinced that Heaven only has two seasons, spring and fall. The air is crisp and warm with an occasional breeze. Isn’t that similar to the way we view life? There are many seasons of life that are more favorable than others. There are times of planting and harvesting that can be so exciting and fresh, similar to the fall and spring seasons.
When we experience rain in spring and fall months we know it is for the growth of crops or to bring forth new life. Last year, I couldn’t wait for early winter and late fall to pass by. I had so much heartache from the two miscarriages I experienced and several other trials. God sustained my faith, but in those dry seasons the rain didn’t feel as if anything was being produced from my suffering. In hindsight, I can now look back and see in the spring season I began writing my first book and started writing for Ask God Today’s Ministries. I also started to discover who I was in Christ and the truth about God, despite my emotions. I found spiritual freedom in discovering who Christ was within me. That was the most precious gift other than salvation that I have ever received. In the late summer, I finalized my book and sent it off to the publisher. It felt like such an accomplishment to complete something so huge that I knew God had called me to do. Seeing what God did in and through me in the seasons of birth and seasons of loss is so encouraging to my heart. I’m alive.
for behold, the winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land. (Song of Solomon 2:11-12)
He sustained me and He still has so many seasons of life He wants to lead me through. I am currently in a season of bloom. I have so many things I want to share with you guys. The arid and dry seasons taught me that God was with me through every single moment. So what do I have to fear? Absolutely nothing. He proved to me that I have nothing to fear, and by doing so encouraged me to step out in faith. I prayed for His guidance and asked Him if He was not in an avenue I was pursuing to shut the door and not allow it to open. One thing led to another and I really believe I was hoping the door wouldn’t be open, because many doors in my life stay closed. To my surprise, God opened doors that couldn’t be opened and held them open for me. I am now a proud owner of my very own salon. I then asked God to fill up my chairs with the coworkers He wanted me to have, and yet again He did just that. We opened April 11, 2016. In just two more months the Lord will fulfill something He sang over me five years ago. He will allow me to speak at a women’s conference that Ask God Today Ministries is hosting. I can hardly contain myself. June 24th and 25th, Big Daddy Weave will be leading us in our first Women’s Conference, “Overwhelmed.” Joy Greene will be our keynote speaker. On the second day the other writers on the team and I will be hosting breakout sessions. I would love to share more with you about the many seasons God has walked me through.
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- A “Real” Mom Being Real - May 22, 2017
- Accusations—Jesus Before the High Priest - April 12, 2017
- Prodigal Child to Prodigal Parent - March 24, 2017
- Keep Them Close to My Heart - February 13, 2017
- Sing a Psalm to Me in August! - August 4, 2016
- We all want to make it to paradise, but most of us get hung up on the destination. - July 14, 2016
- I Am Overwhelmed with Flooding Emotions Which are Too Hard to Handle on My Own - June 13, 2016
- Warm Hearted Wednesday Linkup- Seasons of Life - April 27, 2016
- Together on The Cross - March 8, 2016
- Have You Found True Love? - February 5, 2016