The picture I used for this post is my favorite tree in our neighborhood at this time of year - and it's right outside my back door. I snapped it this morning as I stood out in the cool brisk air with a cup of coffee.
The fall season to me is such a glorious reminder of the faithfulness and consistent nature of the one true God who loves us more than we could ever begin to imagine.
My wife Leslie and I just returned from an extended weekend away. It was fun, worshipful, encouraging, challenging, exhausting, yet it was so refreshing and a beautiful reminder of God's goodness and faithfulness as we seek to serve Him.
We got home late last night and enjoyed sleeping in a little bit. As we were enjoying a cup of coffee and worship together this morning we were listening to Do It Again, by the Elevate worship team, and we couldn't help but smile and rest knowing that we can trust in His faithfulness.
Your promise still stands Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness I'm still in Your hands This is my confidence, You never failed Your promise still stands Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness I'm still in Your hands This is my confidence, You never failed me yet
I've seen You move, come move the mountains And I believe, I'll see You do it again You made a way, where there was no way And I believe, I'll see You do it again
So, let me encourage you in your personal walk with Jesus Christ to REVEL in His faithfulness, REST in His goodness and faithful provision and RUN everyday of this life in step with His plan and purpose for your life.
If you need a moment with your loving Savior to be reminded of His goodness and faithfulness to you, I have posted a link to the song Do It Again. Make time to get quiet and alone with the Father who loves you so much that He demonstrated that love through His Son, Jesus. God is faithful and true and He has a plan and purpose for you - don't give up. As I heard a friend share this weekend; "Don't bank your future on your current circumstances."
Remember this - moving toward maturity in Jesus Christ is a difficult journey. It's not about trying harder, but training harder.