Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This morning I spent a significant amount of time thinking and dreaming and praying about what lies ahead. Today's the first day of Fall, so what an appropriate thing to do as we enter into a new season. This morning, I also thought about some of the other seasons in my life. There have been many times in my life when I have felt small, and fragile, and broken and scared. Those seasons almost always begin with great disappointment. Those have been my darkest hours in life. And every time I survive a season like that and get to the other side, I'm reminded that the more fragile I felt, the stronger I was because God's grace is absolutely and always sufficient and because His strength is made perfect in my weakness. I'm reminded that when I am weak, He is strong. When I can't, He can. I'm reminded that greater is He within me than any obstacle I am facing and that if I invite God into the process, He is my helper and my healer and my comforter. God is my tear dryer, my heart healer and my soul keeper. I'm reminded that God is able, He is always able my friend. I'm so very thankful for that and I can't imagine my life without Him.

These tough seasons in my life always come with choices. Some of the choices are: I can either choose to become bitter and consumed or I can choose to become better. I always choose better. Sometimes it takes me a while to surrender my pain and let God be God but in the end, I always choose better. I choose better because it honors Him and because I truly want to be every bit of the woman God calls me to be. I want to improve, and learn and grow and walk humbly before God and yes become a better me. The wonderful thing about free-will is that we can choose to be the kind of person we want to be and I choose better not bitter. I choose love and peace and forgiveness and I choose doing it God's way because it’s always the best way. It’s always within our power to choose and to be the best person we can be, the best person God wants us to be. So today, my prayer for you is that you too will choose well (better) in whatever season you're in.

Happy first day of Fall!  May you always fall forward, with love in your heart and into the arms of the One that will carry you through each and every season in life.

Wishing you peace and wholeness always,