It was a long winter with temperatures dipping down into the single digits and below. You and I both looked forward to warmer weather, Come Spring.
Spring has come and the beautiful snow is melted and the exposed brown grass has been turning green all week. The soggy wet leaves in the woods will soon be hidden by the lush ferns that blanket the trees that surround the clearing our home sits on. The greenery on the floor of the woods contrasts with the brown tree trunks between the leaves above.
Every spring the earth is renewed.
The bleakness of winter is left behind as all nature stretches and blossoms and reawakens after a long long sleep.
Spring is a season of hope.
My crocuses are up and the daffodils are late to bloom as our elevation is a little higher and the sun a little sparser.
Flowers remind me of my need to pray.
I need to pray.
I need to communicate to the One who is my hope. My hope is in the resurrected Jesus and not my sorrows and heart aches. He reminds me to be thankful for the peacefulness I have each day.
Oh, how thankful I am! How about you, my sweet friend?
Whether you are going through days of peace or times of turmoil, you can turn your heart to God who will teach you how to rejoice in each and every circumstance your life brings.
Each morning as I open each of the seven shades in my kitchen and adjoining living room, I am reminded of the new day God has given me.
Prayer teaches me to rely on God’s goodness and to enjoy His presence and to seek Him out.
Helen Steiner Rice is one of three poets I enjoy most. She began each day with the prayer this poem holds. I have been reading it each day as I finish my Quiet Time.
Bless me, Heavenly Father,
Forgive my erring ways,
Grant me strength to serve Thee,
Put purpose in my days . . .
Give me understanding
Enough to make me kind
So I may judge all people
With my heart and not my mind . . .
And teach me to be patient
In everything I do,
Content to trust your wisdom
And to follow after You . . .
And help me when I falter
And hear me when I pray
And receive me in Thy Kingdom
To dwell with Thee some day.
I hope and pray that her prayer becomes yours as it has become mine as you grow in Christ this spring.
Are you thankful that spring has come? Let’s talk in the comments!
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