Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dear Daughter

Years ago my first book "Walking Through A Fallen World" released. Since then I've done quite a bit of writing, but not as much publishing. That is about to change with the publishing of my second book sometime in the coming year. And already God has given me a third. 

As someone who grew up without a father in the home, I'm very much aware of the kind of challenges that can bring and how it can very much change our perception of God, our heavenly father. So this next book is for people who find themselves in a similar place. And while it's aimed at daughters, I believe that sons can also learn a lot from what their heavenly father has to say. It's in a letter format, letters from God to His children. And today I thought I'd share one of them with you. Here we go: 

Dear daughter, 

I designed time and all of life to move in seasons.  But unlike the weather those seasons aren't limited to spring, summer, fall and winter.  Seasons go far beyond that and effect every part of your life. 

There is a time for life and a time for death. 

A time of pain and a time of healing. 

A time when everything falls apart and a time when all things are made new. 

A time to cry your eyes out and a time to dance the night away. 

A time of seeking and searching and a time of finding those answers you sought after. 

A time of deathly silence and a time when you can't stop talking. 

Those seasons roll in like the waves and retreat like the tide.  But unlike the tide, they don't always flow on a set schedule.  That's because they flow on My timetable and My plans for you are far beyond what you can even comprehend right now. 

That doesn't mean you'll never know times of difficulty or never wonder 'why'?  But it does mean that if you hang on when the season passes you will rejoice in what that time has brought you.

Just like the whole world awakens to a symphony of spring after a long winter, so will your seasons of winter come to pass and lead you into a season like the celebration of spring.  

Don't turn away from any one of these seasons in your life, but instead embrace each one as a gift from Me. 

Winter, springtime, summer, fall.  If you look closely you will find Me in them all. 


The conductor of the seasons and your heavenly Father.

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