Monday’s Musings #148 & Winter Rest

Winter Rest | What Joy Is Mine

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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Comments

  1. says

    YES, I love winter, too. I think it is the stillness that is so comforting to me. We have been pulled aside for so long now, feeling like we are experiencing a winter season. I know God is leading us beside still waters to restore what the “locusts” have eaten from our lives, and it is comforting here. I really appreciated what you said about seeking the Lord about where we need to grow in this season. I think there are things He wants us to “do”, even though we are waiting upon Him for the “bigger” instructions…things He wants us to work on…here in the stillness. This post was very edifying to me. Thank you for sharing your heart.
    Cheryl Smith recently posted…GOOD-BYE, JIMMY…and A New Prayer Request

    • says

      Cheryl…Your words were edifying to me. I love that I can learn from others and what God is doing in their lives. Thank you for sharing my friend and for visiting. Blessings to you.

    • says

      Nan…I’m not ready for summer yet either. Honestly, I’m not a fan of summer because it gets so hot where I live. However, I do try to embrace each and every season. :-) Blessed to have you stop by as always.

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