Winter is one of my favorite seasons. I like the cooler temps, snow and the quiet it brings. I’ve always thought of winter as a time of rest and renewal spiritually speaking. A time to reflect on where I am in my walk, what I need to work on and what I have gained in the year past. It’s always good evaluate your faith walk. “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.” (2 Corinthians 13:5) Ask the Lord to help you in the areas you need growth in. Maybe that’s memorizing scripture or having a more set time to meet with Him or putting into practice what you’re learning or developing a deeper prayer life. Also, its a good time to thank Him and praise Him for how much you have grown to date. I know we are all works in progress but God is faithful to teach us so our walk with Him is always moving forward even when we take a step backward.
The season of winter also signals a time of rest. Rest in Him. Maybe you’ve had a tough year last year and now you can finally breathe. Rest in Him. Maybe this year has already thrown you a challenge. Rest in Him. Just as nature goes to sleep at winter time, so I think we can learn from it to rest our souls in the One who comforts us and carries our burdens. Winter is a good time to seek Him for direction concerning your faith and to find respite in His arms. “And he said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.‘ ” (Exodus 33:14)
If winter is a difficult season for you, don’t let it be. Choose to joyfully welcome it as a season of rest and renewal. Take advantage of this time and rest in the Lord.
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