"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Friday, September 20, 2013

With Color Comes Changes

It's end of summer, and fall will begin
in just a few days.
On a recent walk,
 I started off with the intention
of looking for ways of seeing 
how God's beautiful nature was changing.
The colors were endless! 
Here is a collage of a few photos I captured:

Just like in nature, I have to remind myself 
to be intentional 
about watching for beauty and blessings
when change is upon me.
It's easy to be comfortable and want to stay 
right where you are, 
when you are at peace in that place.

Sometimes we stay because we love it there.
And sometimes we may stay 
in that place 
because we have settled out of fear. 
A place where
 there are no new challenges
 we must face.
But either way of running from change
 leads to us missing out on
all of the beauty God has planned
 for our lives and our future.

Change brings newness and
 just like in nature and it's seasons,
we may have to wait for the beauty to show itself sometimes, 
by waiting through some drought 
or not so sunny of times in our lives first. 
But God's plans for me and you ahead, 
are so worth 
the wait and time that it takes for change.

“There is no panic in Heaven! 
God has no problems, only plans.”
~Corrie ten Boom

In my own life right now,
I can see where there are a few areas I have settled in.
Mostly because of being afraid
 of stepping right or left in fear I will 
make the wrong move. 
Also trying to give myself some grace
after having a major surgery 9 months ago.
Sometimes for change to take place there 
has to  also be a time of rest so we 
can replenish for the great plans to come.

How about you?  
Have you been in this place of settling or
 afraid of change before?

Wishing you my friends, 
 a Color filled week.

1000 Gifts Thanksgiving List continued:

745. Our wonderful grandchildren
746. Our granddaughter Ella, mailing me a bracelet she made for me! Beautiful!
747. Our  grandson Ezra, asking Jesus to live in his heart.
748. A great weekend spent with our family in Michigan and helping them move.
749. The freedoms we have living in America
750. The wonderful parents our daughters and son-in-laws are.