Sep 30, 2013

Embracing The Season

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Well, another week has came and gone, and here we are again at another Monday morning. The older I get the faster the days,weeks, and years fly by. I have heard this from other " older " people as well..it must be true because so many experience this feeling...of  time flying. When I look back just a few years ago...it seems to me only like yesterday...in a sense! This year 2013 ( seeing that still seems unreal )  is almost behind us...winding down to be sure. October is upon us....the holidays just beyond there...just around the corner...so to speak!
I will admit...my mind has been going there.....the holidays , I mean! This time of year has always been my favorite! Its like I spend the beginning through the middle of the year...waiting for this part of the year....the ending...that last quarter..to unfold. And my life, as it is now.....I too seem to be in the beginning... of that last quarter of my life....here... in the here and now!  What is to remain...will it be the holidays of my life? Could I have some of the happiest days,years... just ahead ?  I think this could be so...if I allow it! I wish to savor this season of my life ! To stop looking back ...yet, not fret or be too concerned for the future either. It...my future is in God's hands....as well as my past, and my present. And this present day...this day....will I let it be the gift of my life...my living?  May it be so Lord ......may I live each day as a gift from you Lord. The greatest gift...if you will! You gave your life...so I might live, and live a life...more abundantly...a full , overflowing life!  Everyday has so much to offer...if we choose to open our eyes, our mind and see all that is good around us.
In the beginning...he ...God created, and it was GOOD!  How much have I wasted Lord.....help me to glean from this season of my life.....each day to gather that which is good! May I NOT waste another minute, hour...another day of this precious time that seems to just slip away. May I learn to savor this time.....this here and now...while I wait for you...for the hereafter. There, in the hereafter... time will not exist...for eternity will rule there where you are...where I long to be also.....,but only in your timing dear Lord. While today...remains...may I live it to your glory! For truly ..today...this day...is a gift. May I make today count...may I not toss today out the window of  the shattered past ,but invest this day into the bank of  my hopeful tomorrows.

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.  Psalms 25: 5

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you said the Lord,thoughts of peace,
and not of evil, to give you an expected end. ( Hope in your latter days ) Jeremiah 29:11


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Looking forward for the Holi - Days !  Blessings on your life...dear friends

5 comments:

AuntLou said...

Oh, yes and amen!

It's my favorite time of year.

I have been thinking of the "holiday season" coming up. (I love being reminded to give thanks & I like to give gifts.)

Thank you for this post. :)

Cheryl said...

Wonderful thoughts, Shelley. I have been thinking a lot also about how time flies, lately. Within the next 9 years my 3 boys will be 18 and older, it boggles the mind how fast that 9 years will zoom by. I am hoping we are giving them a firm foundation that will help them to stand as christian adults in the world. I pray always they will become godly men and marry Godly women. I appreciate how you strive to put God first, that is a wonderful thing. Take care, Shelley. (And oh, yeah have you had the chance to read the review on my Christmas blog?)

Cheryl said...

Godly* men

Peggy said...

We share so many similar thoughts. It really is a wonderful time in our lives isn't it? To be able to let go of what's past and look forward to where the Lord takes us. There's such a freedom in that! Blessings to you!

Deb said...

Lovely thoughts. We need to savor, enjoy and be grateful for what God has given us today. Have a wonderful week!