Getting Through a Difficult Season
I think back to being a kid in Kansas City and how much I loved snow days. No school, my favorite cartoons, and my notebook. My mama would let me stay in my pajamas all day and I could eat whatever I wanted. It was the best!
As an adult, snow days are still the best! I curl up on the couch with my notebook and vivid imagination. I get ideas, poems, and stories.
Have you noticed that as you get older, there are some things that stay the same. I still love going certain places, writing in the park, and riding roller coasters. I still think Batman is the bomb superhero and peanut butter & jelly is everything. I live in Los Angeles now but I do believe that God has me in the coldest winter season ever. A time of preparation and harvest. A time when he is calling me to patience and wisdom.
One thing I have learned is that once we go to God in prayer, the journey does not end. We can't sit back and twiddle our thumbs. For every prayer request to God, there is an action that we have to take. We have to stay present and do our work. God wants to see that we are serious and invested in what we are asking of him. Be encouraged and hold on to the little things, because they are the foundation of who you are. They are the things that you can lean on, get excited about and depend on when all else fails. Life is going to keep moving - sometimes not in the way you want it to. Continue to seek God for the desires of your heart. While you're waiting in your winter season, do your part - do your work. It will create a harvest for spring. Blessings, Archuleta