I write a lot about our move from Texas to Vermont and I hope it doesn’t get old for you, dear reader. That move was a major life change for us and a commitment we made as a family to live a more purposeful, intentional life. You’ll see beautifully curated photos of our new life in Vermont.
But I assure you, the path to this beautiful life is not without it’s potholes, forks in the road and dead ends. We’ve learned so much on our journey, it’s hard to imagine there’s more. But there will be more. It’s as sure as the sun rising again tomorrow; there will be more.
That He has promised us. There will be more sunshine and rain. Spring will come again after the Fall. The seasons in our lives will change as surely as the seasons in nature do.
He didn’t promise it would be easy, He promised it would be worth it. – Matthew 28:20
Want flowers? You need rain. Want a harvest? You need first plant the seeds. Want to see the view form the top of the mountain? First, you must climb it.
That’s been a key lesson for us this season. Learning to embrace the struggle and the wait, anticipating the fruits they bear. So fear not. There is a bountiful harvest to be enjoyed and shared on the other side of fear, heartache and struggle.
“Let us press on to know the Lord.” Hosea 6:3
Leave your fears and doubts and hesitations you have learned all your years.
Run to Him.
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
We practice this daily. We also forget this daily. We put worry before prayer. We stumble. We have pitty parties. We wallow. But inevitably, and without fail, we always get back up because we know,…
“Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.” Hosea 6:3
So that one day we can say:
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7