This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about being in between seasons.
I live in Chicago, and this is the time of year that feels as though we’re living in between two seasons. One day it feels like summer is right around the corner with blue skies and temperatures around 70 degrees. Then the next day will be gloomy and barely reach 50 degrees. Summer is so close that I can almost smell it in the air, but it is still not here.
Sometimes the same can be true for the seasons of my personal life. When I am not content with the present, I struggle with staying in it. I’m often so preoccupied with the beginning of a new season that it ends up being almost impossible to appreciate what the current season has to offer.
When I turn to the Scriptures, David teaches us how to recenter ourselves with the words of Psalm 118:24. His words are, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” When we can do this despite the weather outside or our personal season, we are in a better position to usher in a new energy.
Each moment creates the next. So, if my current moment is filled with a lot of anxiety and anticipation, I’m only continuing to create more of that. Over time, I’ve come to appreciate the importance of finding joy in the present. So as a child of God, the next time you have one foot in today and the other in tomorrow, remember only these two words: “Rejoice always.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (ESV)
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So today, despite your season, rejoice!
Amen amen and amen! I needed that word this morning.
Joyce Whitfield Burton
THANKS! It’s just what my soul needed to hear!