Celebrating the Joys of Spring

5821109For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on earth. The time of the singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. – Song of Solomon 2:11-12 I’m officially declaring, “Goodbye winter! Hello spring!” After an odd, cold and dreary winter, I’m so happy to finally be able to put away my winter attire! Within this past week, I’ve become smitten by the delightful sunshine and the warm breezes – spring has finally sprung! The familiar sounds of birds happily chirping, flowers blooming and beautiful blue skies…I think I have a case of springitis!

It’s refreshing to suddenly see people out and about, enjoying themselves in the warm sun. This is what we’ve all been waiting for! Spring always gives me a great boost of hopeful energy. I feel alive, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the world - my senses are alive! This weather is ideal to explore the great outdoors, enjoy life, reflect and appreciate all the wonderful things that God has in store for us.

Aside from enjoying the weather, many of us will partake in the spring cleaning of our homes. This is the time where we spruce up, clean up, and get our homes in order in time for the new season. We dispose of the things we no longer need, all in an effort to prepare for the new. But what about our spiritual life? Shouldn’t we consider the spring cleaning of our spiritual life as well? Shouldn’t we unclutter those things that are essentially dead weight in our lives? The goal of a spiritual cleaning is to promote a spiritual restoration in your life that will be pleasing to God and a blessing to ourselves and others. This is the perfect time to begin the process of sanitization – to refresh your mind. Release all of those things that have you bound mentally, emotionally and physically. Just like with the changing seasons, now is the time to make all things anew! Trim and make room for all of the blessings that God has stored up for you!

It is amazing to witness the magnificent works of the Lord! What was once buried under layers and layers of winter debris has now awakened. What a joy it is to witness the true essence of life being restored, all under God’s direction! With clarity and detail, He will continually show us the importance of life. What a gift! There is nothing like restoration when it is given by the hand of the Almighty.

This is a season of change! I am prepared to enjoy this new season of hope, empowerment, growth and inspiration - it is time for a rebirth. In this season, I plan to take it all in.

Happy Spring!