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A hot cup of coffee while wrapped in a plush blanket overlooking a sea of leaves peppering the grass always brings warmth to my soul!

As fall arrives, I awaken to the excitement that a new season brings.

The gathering with friends and family, the pace of life that is mixed with lingering talks over the dinner table and the hustling of holiday shopping, the lazy nights at home where you get nothing accomplished because the sun went to bed hours ago, and don’t forget the much-needed wardrobe change!

Unfortunately, there have been many autumn seasons that have been rushed because of the fast wind of winter. If winter hits too suddenly, the trees go into shock and dump all their leaves before I can truly appreciate their beauty. Winter blows in, and fall is long forgotten about.

Sometimes God needs to work swiftly in our lives to bring about change also. Our first reaction to sudden change is met with disdain and reluctance. Fear, instead of excitement, sets in, and we long for a new season. We want to know all the answers, what the future holds, and all the details along the way.

But God in His gracious and all-knowing power has blown a new wind our way. We must hold firm to the One who holds us.

Yet, if we meet Christ with hesitation, we may find ourselves accepting His blessings, only in time to see that half the leaves have fallen off the tree!

Holding tightly to the blessings of today, prevent our blessings for tomorrow.

Don’t miss the blessings of the season of which God has shifted you. Embrace today and all that He has for you. Then, in Christ’s sovereign will and perfect timing, He will move you again, and a new season will start!

When a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, close inshore. But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo; and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along” (Acts 27:13-15).