Fall is my favorite season, though living in South Texas we do not get much of a fall until January. But that is another story. What I love about the fall is that everything is new again. The kids are back in school after a long summer. The trees are changing colors (okay if you are in the hill country the leaves are colorful).
You pack away the summer towels and water toys, and you bring out the fall decorations. I’ve heard it said that the fall is like the New Year for women. It is time to reevaluate our priorities and goals. It’s the beginning of things that we’ve put off. It’s a new season for us all. I heard our pastor say in church that God gives us seeds to start with, and it is up to us to plant them and watch for the harvest He has for us.
I have a list of all that I hope to accomplish at the start of the fall season. I just seem to have a better focus on what I would like to accomplish. It could be that I expect great and exciting things to happen in my life. To be honest I do not like to plant and dig in to the ground and plant seeds. I leave that job to my husband. I’ve noticed that when he does plant those seeds (and he plants a lot of them) most of them turn into beautiful fall flowers that will last until the winter.
Just as we plant many seeds into the ground, God plants many seeds in us that are full of ideas and blessings that He is waiting for us to water and grow. Some of them will die; however, some of them will flourish into something beautiful that will continue to adorn our next season. So what is it that God has planted in you? Are you wanting to take that class or embark on something that you’ve been putting off?
Whatever it is, get out your watering can and watch to see what new plant God will bring forth this new season of your life.
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.”
-1 Corinthians 3:6-8 (NIV)
“Father, show me new ways of planting seeds in my soul in this season of my life. You are a wonderful father who cares so much about me, and I love You for that. Help me to remember that You are in control. I have seen over the years the wonderful harvest that You have brought forth in my life. Remind me today as I go through a new season of…”
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