Another guest post from Pastor Zach Malott:
It’s wonderful to see you all and to be able to share with you again!
I pray you are doing well and I want you to know that I pray for my regular readers and everyone who is drawn to my blog by the Holy Spirit of God. Praise the mighty and holy name of our Lord,
There’s just something about fall, isn’t there? Leaves are already falling from the trees where I live and the air has a definite tinge of Fall Festival about it.
I am reminded of the seasons of life as I walk familiar paths that I have walked through the years of ever changing seasons.
God’s creation reveals His presence as surely as His word. His word makes sense of the specific questions that crop up during the changing seasons of our lives, doesn’t it? For instance, when I was a child, I pondered much different questions than I did as a young adult.
The thoughts that troubled me in middle age have since been resolved and replaced by questions more appropriate to my present and final season.
In retrospect, I can see my past seasons as a classroom preparing me in advance for each progressing, future season which, in turn, prepped and prepared me for each proceeding one right up to today. I write this as I slide into position from fall to the beginnings of the winter of my life.
“I can’t even walk without I’m holding His hand.”
I enter it unafraid due to the successful and God-led path I have followed through the first three seasons—my undergraduate degree in life, if you will. I feel prepared to tackle acceptance as my post graduate thesis during this race of endurance towards the finish line of the winter of my life.
The goal of this endurance being the prize of eternal life with Christ forever.
It’s amazing to me how the winding down of our personal life clock seems to be at odds with our level of creativity and confidence that God will see us through in our quest to touch the lives of others in a meaningful and enlightening way.
The older I seem to get, the more ambition for the kingdom work I appear to have! As I painstakingly continue with my manuscript and ministerial duties, I find these insightful moments from God refreshing my mind and clarifying my spiritual calling.
It is during such insightful moments, alone and in conversation with God, that I am reminded, “I can’t even walk without I’m holding His hand.”
Until next time!
QUESTION: Do you have a salvation relationship with Jesus Christ?