Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Forward

"See the winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come." (Song Of Songs 2:11-12)  

Spring is ……."to rise, leap, move, or be released from a coiled or constrained position; to come into being, rise or arise within a short time; to come into being by growth." …….

Setting the clocks an hour ahead for Daylight Savings time always creates an excitement in me as I wait in anticipation for how the season will start changing. We will begin to see longer days, vibrant flowers springing forth in colorful blooms, tree limbs starting to bud, and birds staring to sing! It reminds me that as the seasons turn, there is no way for us to get around change either; life itself is a process of change and growth. It creates in me a genuine yearning to grow more, and motivates me to set forth plans to change and make new resolutions for the days to come.

Change is……opportunity. Opportunity does not exist without change, and to take advantage of every opportunity that God places before us, we must embrace it and look at all the positive possibilities that exist if we change our attitudes, our perspective, and our thinking. When we work with change instead of against it, it can have a large positive impact in our lives and the results can be truly incredible!

To change is to transform or reform; to substitute one for another;
to give and take agreeably

C~convert from the inside out
H~hunger for transformation
A~adjust attitudes to a new challenge
N~never be pessimistic
G~give hope to others forced to change
E~exchange new ideas with others

God’s purpose is to change us and practice His way of life…from the inside out, and sometimes we just have to bury what is dead and gone and look forward to what lies ahead! Spring is the season of new life, and offers many delights and thanksgiving as Christians rejoice in Jesus' resurrection and His promise for grace. It inspires us to glorify His wonderful creation of beauty, and to enjoy the wonders of the brand new things that God is creating in us! As I bask in God's love and grace, I wait for something beautiful to change and emerge from within me, as I prepare to spring forward and share my joy! 

"Forget what has happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert; be present. I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is ! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands” (Isaiah 43:18-19 Message)

Linking up with Joan to share His beauty.....

Beauty in His Grip Button

 and Tracy for an "Acrostic" word challenge!


  1. It is so funny because I had forgotten all about turning the clock up Saturday. Had it not been for my husband reminding me I would of went to bed and never given it a second thought.

    I love the photos you have here they do remind you of spring, yesterday me and hubby went walking enjoying the lovely day...

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Especially "Change is...opportunity" so true. Thanks for sharing Denise.

  3. Change is so good - not always comfortable, but when driven by God it is always good.

  4. Opportunity is all around us. Love the change acronym.

  5. Hi Denise - this is awesome. thanks for linking it up to the word challenge. Its so much fun to see how everyone is examining their word deeper.
    God bless

  6. I love how you wrote that change is opportunity! What a great perspective! I'm "springing forward" along with you and am excited to discover what God has planned!

    Blessings, Joan

  7. Well, you certainly gave me a new perspective on change! And that's so good for me to read Denise. We don't change our clocks in Arizona. However, since it's almost spring that must mean you're heading to AZ soon. I've had several friends talking about the stores.

    blessings and love,

  8. Sister, you are such a BRIGHT shining light in my life. You encourage me beyond words. I am so thankful that we have connected. I need women of God in my life to strengthen my faith . . . and God gave me you! I am blessed.

  9. Wonderful post on change....I think God really wants to lead us on adventures and we have to be open to change in order to do so.....

  10. Such a beautiful and 'timely' message! ;)
    I love the change in seasons. The Lord is giving me the grace to learn how to love the change in seasons within my life as well.

    ~God bless You Denise~

  11. Denise,

    Change is good, it is the chance to spring forward into new opportunities. Change it always easy or comfortable but when it comes from God we know it is always good.

    Blessings to you.

  12. Hi Denise,
    I love when spring comes around because summer is right around the corner and new life is coming forth. I live in Phoenix, but I still do not like the cold of winter here. I am sure I would die if I lived in a cold climate. :)
    Great post, how awesome it is that God is at work changing us.

  13. Hi Denise ~ Great post. Change is so much fun isn't it! Well...not always but it is good as long as the Lord is in charge of it! Really like the verses in Isaiah out of the Message.

    See you soon...Chelle