I may be a little late with this, but Happy Spring!
If you read last month’s blog, then you know I had a dark, gray winter – both spiritually speaking and with work. It was tough, but I endured. Spring came early for me as it usually does since March 1st is spring to me. I’m not sure why. The calendar tells me otherwise. People tell me spring comes later, but for me, there is something magical about the beginning of March that wakes my heart up from a long, gray winter.
This year, my wake up wasn’t just a date, it was a new project. I’ve mentioned the tedious revisions that I’ve been working on. I’m on my last one and nearing the finish line. One day, while working on it, I just buckled. I couldn’t revise one more word. What I did on March 7th broke my cycle of revision and ushered me into the spring of a brand new book, Room to Grow. My character in the novel, Sophie, is still living a hard winter when one simple encounter ushers her into an early spring.
I can’t give a time of its release since this book will take a different publishing path from my others. That’s not really the point of this blog. The point is this: Has spring come for you this year, or are you still dragging through a life of gray winter days – in a spiritual sense?
A phrase from this new book has taken on a life of its own in my heart.
“You are spring to me.”
Even when the worst is happening in my life or when I’m blah and not up to the task at hand, Spring has come in the person of Jesus. He is Spring to me, new life and hope and a future. He reminds me that the past is behind me, the future is out of my control, but today He is Spring to me. Each day can be filled with new hope and purpose if I walk in that day and no other.
A verse that is my focus for this season is this:
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
For too many years I spent my life hindered by the past. That’s not so much the case right now. Then for the past few years, I’ve focused on the future. Pointless! Now, I’m walking in today’s light. I like it here.
Spring has come. The Son is shining. God’s Word leads me in today’s light.
Grace and peace be yours today!