Thursday, September 30, 2010

Godly Gals ~ Lindy Abbott


Fall Into His Ever-Loving Arms
By: Lindy Abbott

The colors burst forth autumn. Cinnamon, caramel and pumpkin spices fill the air.  A gentle breeze lifts orange, brown and yellow leaves into a dancing swirl. Dry wood is chopped and stacked all ready to be crackling in a warm fireplace. Oh, the restful joy of fall is a chance to consider our pace, our love and our load.

Most people see fall as a time to increase the pace of life – school starting, holidays coming, decorations needing to be readied for their annual display. Before you begin the rush of the season, take time to fall into the God’s ever-loving arms.  You have enough hours to get done everything He wants you to accomplish.

The Bible is clear stating, “to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Eccl 3:1 NKJV). When you start to scuttle pressed by your list of to-dos, pause in the presence of God. When you feel like a scarecrow flapping straw arms in the wind, let God order you steps. He will remove the un-necessary, and prioritizes your day.  When we trust God with our agenda, He will make everything beautiful in its time (Eccl 3:11).
 
Almost three decades ago, in the fall, I met a young freshmen student at a university and we never looked back. Since then I cherish the glow rekindled in my soul as I reminisce our early days of dating and young married life at the beginning of every fall.

Similarly, God is the eternal first love of our heart. We don’t have to be concerned for the cares of this world. God will more than provide for bare necessities. He blesses us with grace, peace, joy, forgiveness, and a thanksgiving that is not seasonal. We are more than conquerors with Christ Jesus reigning over our daily predicaments (Romans 8:37). Trusting in His provision we can set our primary focus on loving Him.

Storms will come, just as certain as the fields will wither and brown. When our load weighs us down, we need to remember we are simply pilgrims passing through this world. As we change our focus onto eternity our burdens naturally lighten, falling into His capable arms. Our home, our eternal destination is a place of majesty prepared for us by our King, Christ Jesus. 

Dear God, thank you for first loving me, so that I can know You and love You. Keep the hours of my day ordered according to Your plan. Help me remember I can always fall into your arms to be lifted up and comforted.  And truly Father-God, You are all I need. Thank you for staying close to my heart and preparing for me a home in heaven.
 
Bio: Lindy Abbott is a senior staff member of Take Root and Write and the magazine Rooted Living that will début October 1, 2010. She is a frequent writer for websites ministering to the hearts of women and awakening the church to their civic duty to preserve America’s liberties.   She is a wife of 26 years and a mother of three teens she home schools. Her personal blogs are www.lindylou-abbott.blogspot.com and www.abuseandtrauma-hope.blogspot.com.

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Thank you so much sweet Lindy, I love your heart and your passion to share His love with others.  I can't wait to see you next month at the CLASS Christian Writers Conference, it's going to be a-ma-zing!

Sweet friends, thank you so very much for going on this incredible journey with me.  Next week is the one year anniversary of the Godly Gals series.  Never in a million years did I think that this sweet little series that God laid on my heart would blossom into what it is now...and what it will be even next week!

Next week we're going to celebrate BIG TIME!  I'm going to have a post with links to all the Godly Gals from the last year, we're also going to have a giveaway, AND...keep reading, I'm gonna share the secret with you too!

I'll be at Sue Cramer's (Praise and Coffee) house next week and we (yes, Sue and I) are going to be doing a brand-new Godly Gals....RADIO SHOW!!!

Squeallllll.....yep, on Thursday's we'll visit with a NEW Godly Gal here in Mel's World, then on Friday's at 1pm EST we'll be having a Godly Gal Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio where we'll interview past Godly Gals and talk about the journey God has had them on!

Make sure you come back next week, and thank you...thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing Godly Gals with me, with your friends and with each other!

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