Fall Thoughts


Quiet time this morning was a bit different.

Instead of watching the sun rise in the east as usual,

I sat my my window to watch it rain.

Not much rain, just sparse, big drops.

Big drops, dropping on yellow maple leaves.

The drops caused some of the leaves to look like they were shivering.

Some other big drops caused the leaves to come loose from their branches,

and fall gently to the ground.

Hypnotically I watched as each leaf fell.

Some floated straight down while others appeared to drift off to the side.

What are the things in my life that hang on, and continue to shiver though dead?

What are the things in my life that let loose when hit with the water of the Word?

What are the things that fall straight away?

What are the things that drift off to the side, hidden from the path of the rake?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  2 Corinthians 5:17

What will it take to shake loose the useless parts of my old life?

Those things that crowd out the newness that Christ created for me.

What will it take  to shake off the old to make room for the new?

Those things that no longer fit in my life.

If all things are new, then I am I holding on out of habit?

I get to CHOOSE to let them go.

It’s already been done!

He has made me new.

All I need do is accept it,


He has raked away the old to make room for the new life that is already waiting inside to bloom.

What do you think?

Are there any old leaves hanging on to your life that need to be loosed and raked away?

Are there any habits left that will slow the blooming process that awaits you?

Please join the “Rescue” tab at the top of this page if you would like some help with that.


Fearfully and wonderfully made.


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