If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. ~Galatians 5:25
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 3:13-14
Sunrises and Sunsets
The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. ~Psalm 50:1
Right now it is rainy and the lake water is restless, huge waves crashing on the shore. The fall of rain signifies many things: new beginnings, new growth, cleansing power, and more. Without rain, we would not have new seasons or fresh flowers, green grass, rainbows, or puddles to play in. As we grab our boots and slickers and umbrellas, and rush out into the day, let us remember that each season has its own beauty, its own significance. The bible tells us that we should wait on the Lord the way that the farmer waits on spring rains. Patience birthed through suffering blossoms fruit as wonderful as the crops God gives us in season.
[Patience in Suffering] Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. -James 5:7
Later on, I thought about what it meant to me as a child to have adults who were interested in my life and supportive of my dreams. Maybe I was spoiled or took it for granted at the time, but it was a real blessing to see how they are happy when I am happy, supportive when I am struggling, and comforting when I am sad. Everyone does not have that in their lives. I praise God for teachers, who love the Word of life, and love children and their dreams. What a blessing, to be cherished and supported even from such an early age. Teachers are truly a blessing.
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. ~Hebrews 13:7
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