Tuesday, October 23, 2012

With Every New Season, We Turn




"To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose under Heaven"
Pete Seeger "Turn Turn Turn"

The end of a season is coming like summer to fall, except this is a new season in our lives.

We will be packing soon and the house will be full of memories and boxes. Full of 15 months of living in a season of uncertainty and unanticipated joy.

We've been pleasantly surprised and loved on in the most unexpected ways.  God made a way when we weren't sure there would be any other way but surviving and the counting down of days.

When you live in a foreign place there are no strangers in God's world. He has a way of bringing family close.

They circle round and embrace you, love you , and encourage you.

They made the seemingly impossible possible.
And now with a tinge of regret and dread we pack to move on. To a new place God has called us to.

I'm scared, but God has been telling me not to be. He has made a way and has gone before me. He has prepared the land for our taking.

We go forth knowing he has been faithful before and will be again.

In this new Season, we turn.

Turn to the One that is working it out for our good.

We turn

Knowing our lives are not are own and we are in the care of the one that has us written on the palms of His hands.

The end of a season is the beginning of a new

So thankful for new friends made that will always have a special place in my heart. They've left their impression. I hope I've done the same.

We move ahead with wonder at what God has in store for us next.

I know whatever it is, it will be for his glory, our story.. part of his plan, somehow.

So, with a verse He brought me to just 15 short months ago and I look upon again for the future.

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up;do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Is 43:18,19


There is a season for it all. So let go and trust.


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20 comments :

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower:) love this post. God bless you!

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  2. I'm so sad you're gonna be leaving us so soon, and excited for you at the same time! We've loved having you be a part of our Bible study. I love how God intersects lives all over the place. Very thankful for FB and blogs to keep in touch.

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    1. Your comment did go through!! Thank you so much, the Bible study and all the new friends was a blessing to me this past year. This is one of the times when FB is a blessing :) and I'm truly thankful for it.

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  3. i wrote about season's change today, too, so wanted to jump over and see your post.
    indeed, the end of a season is the beginning of a new.
    yes.

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    1. I think I've seen a trend with Season's posts this week, must be on a lot of hearts. Thanks for jumping over Kelli!

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  4. I love your focus on turning. It only works when it is toward God. I've found we have to accept this "working for our good." Like you said--this turning toward it. Only then can we embrace the "new" we find ourselves in.

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    1. I've found that's it's much easier to turn than it is to resist it. There are way more blessings when I trust God in a new season then when I pout about it, although I do like to pout at first :) but not for long.

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  5. How exciting and scary but God's got you in His hands! :)

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  6. Continue to hold tight to Him as you step onto the new path He placed before you. Obedience is a wild ride that leads to blessing.

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    1. It is a wild ride! And I've lived in places I never thought I'd see and have made amazing new friends. He's given me no reason not to trust Him in this one as well :)

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  7. Sounds like you've had a wonderful experience in this place. I hope the same will be true in the next place as well!

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    1. We truly have, and I think it took us all by surprise :) Thank you!!

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  9. I'm scared, but God has been telling me not to be. He has made a way and has gone before me. He has prepared the land for our taking.

    We go forth knowing he has been faithful before and will be again.


    this made me cry. thank you alecia.

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    1. Your so sweet Em. You've been in my thoughts and prayers, stay strong girl!! Love ya!

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  10. Hi Alecia - beautifully written. God always has a plan and purpose in these times when we wait on Him. So glad you find joy and love in the waiting.
    God bless you in your new season
    Tracy

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    1. Hi Tracy! Thank you, I don't always find joy in the waiting, but when I do and stop complaining about it, I realize how much I have to be thankful for each day.

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