Autumn isn’t typically the season we hear the word renew. The start of the school year marks a fresh beginning in the fall, yet springtime remains victorious in its showcase of renewal.
Our culture is prejudice toward the ideals of springtime.
Out with the old, and in with the new!
Bloom where you’re planted!
Yet, God gives us four seasons for a reason. With each passing page of the calendar, I’m convinced the Architect of the Seasons shows us more of himself, his ways, and our faith through spring and summer and autumn and winter.
While springtime gives us visual evidence of renewal, autumn models the posture of renewal.
Leaves surrender to the breeze, and we revel in the glory of stunning hues while at the same time, squirm inwardly at the message the season whispers.
Requesting renewal requires a posture of humility.
“When we feel ineffective, parched, weary, and worn-out, renewal is the transformation we need…When we approach the throne of our heavenly Father, we recognize our place. Our hearts bow down in pools of love and grace, kneeling below our Creator King. In the posture of humility, we make our request—a gesture that communicates our inadequacy is met through God’s generosity.” —Renew: Invite the Designer to Refresh Your Heart
I’m challenging the notion that renewal is reserved for springtime. I believe God extends a gracious invitation to refresh our souls in the abundance of autumn.
Looking at the leaves is a good place to begin.
If you’d like a guide to help you refresh your heart this season, Renew: Invite the Designer to Refresh Your Heart is for you. I wrote it for the overwhelmed, weary, and discouraged. I wrote it for you and for me because the seasons of our lives bring clutter that only God, our great Designer, can clean out and restore. Are you ready to refresh the interior of your heart? Enter in. Renewal awaits you.
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