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Acts 20:24

But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
Ever feel like we are just doing the same things over and over again without any changes? We go through the seasons of our life Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall and still nothing seems to be any different.  Why do we not take advantage of the seasons of change in our  own personal lives?  Why are we happy to stay in stagnant situations without wanting any of it to change even though we are fully aware that we are going nowhere?
My personal opinion is that we get to comfy in our own zones and we have completely forgotten what it is like outside the box we have built.  Did we not take risks when we were younger?  Did we not find happiness in trying new things?  I know of the things we choose not to do anymore is out of wisdom, however, what about meeting new people? Trying new restaurants?  Walking in a different neighborhood?
I know a few years ago when I chose to attend a revival for 54 days, people thought I was crazy.  I still worked my 43 to 45 hours a week and raised my kids all the while letting God “mess up” my life.  I still look back and wonder myself how I made it through but I can also see the fruit of my sacrifice   Just like Abraham I had to take my Issac (my life) to the altar and trust God with all of it.
Now here I am years later, happy, healed and whole.  I am living a life of happiness and I am closer to God than ever.  I chose to take my Spring season and allow new life to burst forth.  I have let Jesus take control of the tending of my heart and the renewing of my mind and I can honestly say I could not have ever asked for this.  Often God gives us what we need before we realize we need it.  We think it’s not something we want and once we allow God to show us His love, then we come to the realization it was what we really wanted all along.
Will you choose to embrace Spring?  Will you be willing to take your life to the altar and give it all to Jesus?  Trusting in Him is the first step and second one is letting Him water and nurture you into a new creation.

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