I have a love-hate relationship with winter. I love the coziness of being by the fire, with a blanket and a good book, or movie. I also love the invitation to “wrap up warm,” when I am about to brace myself to go outside. But, I hate feeling the cold – especially when the cold gets “in your bones”, and it takes you an hour to thaw out!
Winter always makes me think of the season we can face. The sparseness, the lack, the “God, where are you? moments” – but it is in these times that I have looked back and realised that I now look forward to this season. Not in a cruel way, but it is a time to go to God in complete surrender, a time to dig into the word, because when we draw closer to God – that is where our strength ultimately comes from.
I have found that when I go deeper, it is in the profound intimacy that I find peace, love, grace, and mercy. My soul is renewed and replenished. I can then find the Holy Spirit’s power to go beyond the human mindset, and tackle wherever life takes me
Friends, it is going deeper that we can go higher. If you think of a seed, it has to create a great root system to grow into a tree. A sky-rise must have a strong foundation to hold the building itself. We must seek God, spend time with Him and His Word to grow into whom we have been called to be.
Go deeper with God.
Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable, because God is waiting for a chance, where you can breathe, as he restores your soul. An opportunity that you will then soar as high as an eagle – just as you were created to be
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7