summer . . . the word itself will bring a smile to my face. school’s out. it’s time to wind down, relax, and spend time catching up with a multitude of things.
summer in this part of the country will usually look something like this . . .
hot, a sweltering summer season. summer has arrived big time here in Texas. we’ve been in the middle of a drought for quite a while, and even though we’ve had some rain, most days are hot and dry. it’s that kind of hot where you plan your day thinking of air-conditioning. it’s that kind of hot that will make you focus on the negative. but instead of looking at the negative side of summer, i’ve been inspired to take to heart my desire to be intentional in seeing Joy in my life’s seasons.
so one of the benefits of the summer season is . . .
a time for ripening and picking of summer fruits.
i’m looking expectantly. i’m watching carefully. expectantly and carefully for His fruit to ripen.
seeds that He has sown.
seeds He has sown in me.
seeds He has sown through me.
summer may be a dry and hot season, but summer is always a time for ripening and picking His fruit.