Monday, August 28, 2006

The Fall

"Behold, I make all things new."
Revelation 21:5b

This week our boys went back to school. We had a great summer as a family and made some neat memories but there was so much more we wanted to do. The summer was full of activities but there was so much left undone waiting for next year. It seems like summer is never long enough. Now we are forced to settle into the routine of the fall season.

I have to admit I love the routine of the fall. I like the spontaneity of the summer but the fall is exciting because its newness. For those of us with kids it marks the beginning of a new era for our children. The new school year marks another step in their journey toward adulthood. You are amazed at how fast they grow and change, how much they are learning, and how time flies. Each fall your baby grows up a little bit more.

I like to think of the fall as a season of newness in my own life; a time to take the next step in my personal and spiritual development. I enjoy teaching in the college. The preparation for teaching each fall invigorates me. I will be taking a class at my old seminary this fall to increase my knowledge and keep my mind sharp. Leslie and I will be attending a retreat to grow closer to God and closer to each other. All of this, not to mention the great ministry and presence of the Lord I experience week in and out at Christian Life, will allow for a season of growth in my life.

With the fall fast approaching…what can you do to produce significant new spiritual growth in your life?