AUTUMN 
 I love summer, I think I love the memory of my summers as a boy playing in the creek catching crawdads, swinging from a rope and falling into the creek, running barefoot in the woods and Sunday lunch on the lawn of the church.
But Fall must be my favorite time of the year with the changing colors of the trees that is number one on my list it never fails to fascinate me with its beauty.
Soon we see the leaves have fallen from the trees and we must pull out the rake and again as a kid jumping in the leaves was so much fun. Sometimes though trees seem to hold on to the leaves a little longer …
When we enter a new season in our life in our walk with the Lord, the old can easily inhibit the new to take hold in our life God’s Word reminds us to:
"Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you". Ephesians 4:31,32
 
The Lord longs to empower and strengthen us for the new season ahead!
If you’re not sure of the issues, maybe as an example; something detaining you from having a kind and compassionate spirit, He will show us when we ask.
And if guilt from the past is preventing this beautiful new season, we have His promises like this one to remember:
"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43:18,19
 
What are you holding on to that is preventing a freshness to the season ahead?
Could it be that the decayed leaves are piling up and your heart needs to discard them once and for all?
If so, why not reach out to the Lord in prayer?
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