To Read on the Journey

Friday, October 19, 2012

Fertile For The Changes (Day 19)

For 31 days I am writing to my children
 my future grandchildren, great, and all my great-grandchildren. 

"... Everybody, every person, has to leave, has to change like seasons; they have to or they die.  The seasons remind me that I must keep changing, and I want to change because it is God’s way...  

Everybody has to change, or they expire.  Everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons. 

I want to keep my soul fertile for the changes, so things keep getting born in me, so things keep dying when it is time for things to die.  I want to keep walking away from the person I was a moments ago, because a mind was made to figure things out, not to read the same page recurrently. 

Only the good stories have the characters different at the end than they were at the beginning.

Through Painted Deserts
Donald Miller

I pray that your soul will be fertile for the changes. I pray that His spirit causes you to humbly submit to Him through all the seasons written for you. It is very painful when things die in us, but the birth of something new is incredible. Know that even "when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death," the Shepherd goes with you; his rod (protection)  and staff (guide) comfort you. I pray Proverbs 3:5-7 over you-  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, never rely on what you think you know, remember the LORD in everything you do and he will show you the right way, never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are, simply obey the LORD and refuse to do wrong. I pray in the name of  Jesus, Amen. 

Day14-  With All You've Got 
Day 15- Temperature
Day 16- He's Got This


Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Love this, Denise... "I pray that His spirit causes you to humbly submit to Him through all the seasons written for you." He has written them all... His plans are good!

Linda Z said...

Change is hard. Sometimes I am ok with it, but the last 2-3 years of changes have been like lemon juice on paper cuts. But I think God has me poised for something new after He has changed so many things. I'm getting ready to see what it will be. :)