Within the Womb of Change

by Theresa Lindsay

Preparing for a new season.  Ecclesiastes 3 begins by telling us that “to everything there is a season”.  In the East Coast where I am, we are preparing to change our garments to meet the lowering temperatures.  People are predicting a mild winter, a harsh one, but the truth is we have no idea.  Only God’s grace will get us through it.

Seasons come to give rest and birth.  Many times we get so caught up in the mundane routines of life, we have no idea of when a change is needed.  Yet, when the Great Conductor starts shifting things, we groan and complain.  It’s a knee jerk reaction.  We complain about the heat in the summer, the cold in the winter, etc.

In the brief interludes between season changes, you are no longer satisfied with where you are, and you’re not quite prepared for where you are going.   Sometimes wrong decisions create a new season, and we have to have the grace of God to help us to learn whatever we did that hindered our walk.  On the other hand, If we are willing and obedient, we might enter into a season of reward;  or have our mettle tested at a new level.

So if you’re experiencing frustration, bewilderment, hold on.  It’s just your season to live at another level–again.

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I Remember Why I Came…

by Theresa Lindsay

First, I apologize to all for neglecting this site.  I started callednchosen because I want to connect with anyone who wants to come to faith in Christ, or maybe you’re a disgruntled disciple, or maybe you want to have an iron sharpening iron exchange–all are welcome to join this community.  I hope to have exchanges that will help us all be the best that we can be.

This morning I just wanted to share about becoming weary in our walk.  Sometimes we’re burning the candle at both ends and the middle.  Sometimes it may seem that all the bible reading, prayers, church attendance and giving service and finances is not amounting to much.  I encourage you to stay the course.  Don’t let the inner chatter deter you from entering into the presence of the One who is able to undo the heavy burdens and renew your hope, joy and peace.  Bring all that is within you to the House of Prayer.  Remember why you went to church in the first place.

Maybe you were following a person who is no longer in your life; whether it was a change in relationship, or death, whatever the reason, that person was an instrument for you to be introduced to the One that will never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). This is what I’ve learned from following Christ Jesus–that when we take our eyes off Him and begin to concentrate on the myriad issues that surround us, we begin to sink into despair.  It can happen in a day, a few weeks, months.  Then attending Church can seem burdensome, purposeless.

Remember why you came.  For me, I was a wreck when I was invited to church.  I needed someone to tell me how to deal with my crises.  I received guidance from my late pastor, who was a teacher of the Word of God.  I followed her guidance, and what I understood of the Bible.  It brought me out.  Godly counsel works.  The prayers of the righteous are heard and answered by God.  Especially when we can’t pray for ourselves.  I’m grateful for the Pastor that God placed me under.  She led me to the One who established and settled me in the faith.  From my many experiences of God’s faithfulness, I’d be a fool not to continue to dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of my life.  If He’s been there for us in time past, He’s still with us.

Finally, I leave you with this scripture from Galatians 6:9 – “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (KJV) “And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” (NASB).  Be encouraged.