My Grace-Full Life

3.20.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: It’s Spring!

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I have been waiting for this day for months!
It’s the first day of Spring!
I will sneeze my head off for the next month (even more than normal since I’m a chronic sneezer no matter what time of the year and I’m stubborn and won’t take allergy medicine).
But I am so grateful for winter to be officially over.
Our signature verses today are from Song of Solomon 2:11-12.
It says, “Look, the winter is past, and the rains are over and gone. The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.”
Doesn’t that paint the perfect picture of Spring?
While all four seasons represent the consistency of God, as they occur annually and have since the beginning of Creation, for me, Spring represents hope and new birth.
A renewal.
I know, I’m not being particularly original today.
Most people feel that way.
But it’s an excellent reminder that we have the hope of Jesus Christ and verses such as 2 Corinthians 5:17 where it says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Or that we can cry out as David did in Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
Or the promise of renewal and restoration found in Isaiah 40:31, “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Spring is a beautiful time to remember how the Lord Himself uplifts you, restores you, and gives you everything you need when you turn to Him and trust Him.
Today, as you pray, thank God for Spring!
Thank Him for this reminder of renewal.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you focus on the promises of Scripture when you need to be refreshed and renewed.

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