This sunny, warm weather has been AMAZING. I feel like I’m coming alive from the dead! Spring is transforming everything, slowly and surely. The snow is shrinking, and more people are out and about. The windows are open in my apartment. I stashed my winter coat in the closet, to be replaced by one half the weight. The roads are finally ice and snow-free. Even feeling the warmth of the sun on my back is a welcome surprise!
I love that God gives us seasons here, that there is always a new thing coming. It’s crazy how long we can bear the nasty cold and snow, but the moment we get a breath of spring, it’s all over. We relish the sun, we ache for newness!
I’m feeling the same ache in my spiritual life too. When I sat down to write this blog post, I paged through my journal to see what God’s been teaching me. That’s usually how I approach picking a topic and writing. But honestly, there wasn’t a whole lot there. Even though I’ve been spending time in the Bible, my journal was mostly a jumble of me summarizing passages I’d read. Not much evidence of life change or pondering big lessons from God.
And while it’s sad, I realize that it’s okay. It’s normal to sometimes feel close to God, like you’re learning and changing every day, and sometimes feel duller: even plateaued in growth. It’s not a reason to panic! God’s love for us never changes based on our moods, thoughts, or growth.
But, I also know that we can ask him for change! I can watch the world blossom into Spring and ask God to bring new sun and growth to my spiritual life, too.
It’s a gift to live in this beautiful world and know our gracious and patient God!
Hello! I'm Anna, a college student living in the Midwest. I'm a strong believer in uncontrollable laughter, powerful words, and a morning cup of coffee. I pray these posts will encourage you to live a full life with and for God: unhindered. Follow me on social media for post updates!