2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
Spring is a great time of year! I remember growing up in Eastern Washington and experiencing several winters when tons of snow fell from the sky. There was something awesome about the beginning of spring; a time of knowing that the cold and darkness of winter was passing and a new season was beginning. Tulips, with their bright and brilliant colors, pushing their way through the soil, baby animals hanging close to their mothers, and the long nights of winter giving way to longer days of light.
This season we find ourselves in is a time for our faith to be renewed. For us to take the time to assess where we are spiritually and get rid of the weeds that infect our spiritual garden. It is a time for us to remember the cross and what took place on Calvary and to be reminded that we each must respond in some way to Jesus Christ. It is a time for us to take steps to move from a spiritual darkness to a renewed spiritual awakening. It is a time for us to once again say, “Yes” to a journey with God.
Just as a garden needs tending to in order to be brilliant and productive, our spiritual lives cannot be ignored if we expect it to grow. Prayer, worship, study, and service are vital to moving from where we are to where God wants us to be. It takes time and effort. It takes dedication and focus.