Fall is a beautiful time! The weather gets cooler, the food and drink are delicious (YASSS to pumpkin spice lattes!), and the leaves change into brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. It truly is a magnificent season. We can learn a lesson from autumn and the falling leaves.
“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”
Many times we hold to things..physical stuff, emotional baggage, pain and even hurt. This season I challenge you to do as the leaves do: Let.It.Go
Imagine how at peace you can be if you let go of the things that weigh you down, make you frustrated, or remind you of past hurt.
Jesus said “Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” Matthew 11:28-29
What are you holding onto that can be placed at the feet of Jesus? Who is missing out on your smile, your joy, your peace because of unforgiveness in your heart? Where do you need God to give you the courage to let something go?
Enjoy your letting go season! Happy Fall!
It is when we are empty, broken beyond recognition, with nothing to give. Nothing.
That’s where we discover just how real, true, deep, and relentless it is. God’s love for you and for me.
Many of us are guilty of seeking our value as a person and even the value of our love by hanging on to fake friends, bae you know you’ll never marry, even buying gifts and giving our time…not out of love for God nor love for others…but in attempt of void filling ourselves.
Shall we instead grow through all we go through by getting lost in Jesus?
In Him, alone, is where we’ll find true, unconditional, dependable love, value, and irrevocable acceptance.
…Do you ever take the shades off?
Ya know-the facade, the fake smile…the title, car, $, and “friends” you hide behind.
Many of us have been through for real pain…and instead of healing and allowing Jesus to help us grow through it we mask up, rock the shades walking in pain.
…others of us chose fear over faith, people’s opinions over God’s commands and are simply afraid to truly let our slightly odd-ball, outcast light shine.
Dare we seek Jesus, allow Him step by step, prayer by prayer to heal our brokenness and help us embrace and walk out who we Really are in faith?
Question 1: The church “says” a lot. Where have you noticed their actions with the needs of our community and speaking up about things like #Me Too, #BLM?
Question 2: What is Salvation? What significance does it have for your life?
Check back in next month to see what we think!
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Keep the Peace. Get Rid of the Worries!
Many things have lots of purposes, but there’s always only ONE highest purpose. Things are not always used to their highest purpose. The desk in my office, for example, is used to simply hold papers and old bills. It’s not a work space. My grandmother’s oven is used to store pots and pans, not to bake.
Then we come to treadmill’s.
The highest purpose of a treadmill is to provide a cardio workout and improve heart health. Chances are, though, you’ve probably seen a treadmill not being used to its highest purpose. Perhaps the treadmill you’ve seen is being used to hang clothes, or store books and newspaper.
The idea of a “highest purpose” is the same for people. Sometimes the pressures of life feel overwhelming and we forget that our highest purpose is to worship God. We end up living out our own self-fulfilling purposes or feel like our life has no purpose at all. King David provides a great example of how we can live out our highest purpose despite the challenges and difficulties life throws our way. Before he officially became king, his life was threatened multiples times, he had to flee his home and loved ones, and he endured war with several enemies. David certainly had his moments of doubt and worry, but he remembered one key thing: ” Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.” (1 Chronicles 16:11)
When the pressures of life come, don’t fall into the treadmill effect! Look to the Lord and live out your highest purpose!
It was three days before my 8yr old love would perform in a series of four plays. I began to brainstorm on what to take as a Congrats. I decided that I’d purchase a small gift to give before the first play.
Gift before the performance? I know, it’s like dessert before dinner and gets some people shouting, “that’s out of order!” See, I wanted my love to know that they are Awesome, Gifted, Courageous–with or without a stellar performance. I couldn’t have it confused that the gift was based off performance.
Friends, this is similar to the way that Jesus loves you and I. There is not one thing we can do to earn His love. Not one. Not earned. Rather, His love is a gift. Relentless, unfailing, trustworthy love. You might feel you have to earn, fix up, hijack, or fake love from others but know Jesus loves you completely, just as you are!
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