A new season starts and we wonder if we are ready for all it may entail.
The wind of change blows strong and all that we knew before is carried on its current into the Past.
Like the ever-changing seasons of life, we too have seasons of the soul.
Maybe you’re in a preparation period, time to till the ground, turn over the soil and ensure it is in a receptive state to welcome and receive.
Maybe you’re readying yourself to sow some faith seeds in anticipation of a harvest to come.
Or could this be the period when God’s promises to you will finally be fulfilled?
Sometimes it feels like we spend forever in a waiting season, getting colder, battening down the hatches and hibernating.
We need reminders that there are cycles of change, life will bloom again and hopes will be met.
Aslan is stirring and Spring is coming to a land long-starved of joy and light.
Faith and hope will be brought to life again, and all that we have hung onto which doesn’t fit who we are in Christ will die a slow death as we co-operate and co-labour with God in the process.
I’m in a new season in many senses of the word and these things hang heavy in my soul.
And as I’ve thought and prayed I sensed God asking us, His church, the Bride of Christ, to make herself ready for His return.
To keep the flame alive, hold on to the hope that is in us. He is at the door of our hearts.
We are the Light-bearers and Good News sharers to a dark and needy world.
We are the ones who live ever-hopeful of seeing the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
We are destined to be united in heart, mind and purpose (in all the things that truly matter) as His children and His body on the earth.
Are we ready, friends?
Try to remain steady
as I’m making you ready
Preparation is a key part
of a transformed mind, life and heart
My best work cannot be rushed
and your soul must be hushed
to be receptive to My voice
Listen, sow,then you’ll rejoice
All of your life is open, laid bare
I see those things you willingly share
and others you try to hide away
will be brought forth in the light of day
No stone will be left unturned
in a heart that has yearned
to be touched and healed by Me
that longs above all to fly free
Before I can give you wings to fly
you may have unreleased tears to cry
as I seek to uncover and unearth
all that’s tethering you to earth
My will is for you to rise and shine
to reveal grace, to be wholly Mine
Come, My child, take My hand
This is time to be ready, here I stand
Linking my poem here with Kate and other bold and brave writers for #FMF as we go with the flow on the topic of ‘Ready’.