Savoring the Season

“This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

“The grass withers, the flowers fade,
but the word of our God remains forever.”

Isaiah 40:8

Every season has its own gifts. We can take time to look at the beauty in each day and savor the current season we’re in.

As the summer season starts to fade, take time for another round of your favorite activities:
One more picnic
One more bonfire
Catching fireflies
A game of flashlight tag
A car ride with the windows down
A walk by the water

Spend some time taking it all in. Notice the environment. Smell the flowers. Listen to the sounds of the birds. Snap some pictures of this season’s beauty to remind you of this day in the future. Thank the Lord for all He has provided.

You can also begin to look forward to the upcoming season:
Colored leaves
Pumpkins
Sunflowers
Carmel apples
Sweaters

Let yourself plan a few fun activities for the season to come.

No matter how things change, the Lord will be a constant in our lives. We can rejoice even in the difficult seasons because we know He is with us.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord,
Thank You for each season. I long to slow down and savor the beauty and all of the special gifts that each season has to share.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Journal: Take some time this week to savor the season. What activity will you do again before the summer’s end? Spend some time creating a list of fun activities for the coming season and add a few to your calendar.

This devotion is included in:
Porch Chair Prayers: Book 2: 28 Spring and Summer Devotions with the Lord.

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