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Monday, September 2, 2013

Summer’s End…


So do not throw away your confidence
; it will be richly rewarded.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Hebrews 10:35-36 (NIV)

I had Sbux with our firstborn this morning (her treat), celebrating the end of her second year of work. Technically, our summer is at its end. We have a week before school begins to do the last of the shopping, the putting away of swimsuits and flip-flops; we let go of the old and prepare to embrace the new.

I cannot know where God will carry me,
but His Promise is that when we
have done His Will, we will receive The Promise.
TWEET THIS ENCOURAGEMENT 
I’m getting better at letting go. I just wrote about surrendering to time, acknowledging the indomitability of the teacher. Time cares not whether you’re ready-it marches on unrelenting. Reading Hebrews 10, I am reminded by Matthew Henry, “the Christian spirit is not a selfish spirit…” and I am able to focus on the joy of what has been, no longer needing to tarry. For all its challenges, for the unexpected lows, there have been remarkable highs, time spent with My Beloved,  laughing with my girl, watching my baby boy become a man, It’s been a blissful, blessed summer, but it’s time to let go.

What is the benefit of learning to let go with grace? The blessed gift of growing into new mercies by yielding our hearts, our heads, our desires to Him. In all things, even those that cause us pain, we must remember that letting go is an act of Faith.  


So, in Faith I will walk into Fall and away from Summer. Its time is at an end. I cannot know where God will carry me, but His Promise is that when we have done His Will, we will receive The Promise. And that is enough.



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