Despite what my calendar said this week, in my little corner of the world, I think spring officially started about five weeks ago. You see, I had chosen to create some intentional space for God in my life in order to work through a burden I had been carrying for a very long time. I longed to hear God’s voice and experience His presence in my life in this area. During that time, God bloomed into my quiet house and my broken heart and changed everything. If I had known my life would be sliced open so deeply, I probably would never have chosen the quiet but I learned something: when you invite God into the deep places of your heart, He will move something new into your life and when he does, it’s rarely what you thought, never what would have been easy and always just what you need.Sometimes a change in season around us is just what we need to pull us out of our own internal winters, to shake off the dusty places we have neglected and let some light shine in the darkness. I’m turning my fear and burdens into prayers and trusting that God can create beauty and new life from anything.
Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Colossians 3:10 NLT
This Easter, let us not lose the wonder of the power of Christ’s resurrection that brings us new life. What needs to come to life anew for you?