Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy October!!

I am so excited for this new season. Fall...October...all the goodness coming with holidays and celebration. It’s the best! This season seems full of hope and anticipation and excitement of all the happy things to come. That’s how I feel about it. In fact, I think that’s how I feel about every new month, every new season. The newness of it sparks my enthusiasm. 

That is a verse we talked about in Glow last week. It’s from the Book of Haggai, where God told His people to put Him first in their lives by rebuilding His Temple. (It’s a short little book, only two chapters. But there is so much there! I encourage you to read it yourself!!) Haggai 1:12 tells us His people began to obey Him in this, and then we get this in verse 14: “So the Lord sparked the enthusiasm of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the enthusiasm of Jeshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the enthusiasm of the whole remnant of God’s people.”

The whole remnant. In other words, everyone! God sparked the enthusiasm of everyone! Because they began to obey Him. 

I encourage you today to begin. Begin this new month with a heart for God. Begin to obey Him. Get into His Word, the Bible, and see what He has to say. People ask me all the time where in this big Book to start and I always tell them what I did when I first came to know Jesus. I started in John and learned all about Jesus and the Gospel. If you haven’t read this in a while, it’s a good re-starting point as well. 

I find it so very encouraging that God blessed them, sparked their enthusiasm, at the beginning. At the start. He didn’t wait til all the work of rebuilding was finished. Not even til the halfway point. He blessed their beginning. 

He’ll bless yours, too. Mine. All the people! Take a step toward Him today. “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” ‭‭James‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭

What a promise! 

I’m with you in these new beginnings. Happy October!