This has been our experience here this winter. Unusually COLD with unseasonable rain. The sun infrequently appeared.
Here in our state of Queensland we are accustomed to winter chill but usually the sun rises early and our days are brilliantly sunny and warm.
Some claim this is All due to climate change, Older folks remember a pattern of winter rains followed closely by no rain or very little in summer or autumn..
God is still in control of the weather but in my youth folks prayed to God for HIS Grace and Peace in the midst of it all.
How do we stay warm and youthful on the INSIDE. (spiritually speaking).? There are a lot of remedies involving the creature comforts like a stiff drink! Or even a gentler action on the liver of a hot chocolate, coffee, or cup of tea.
But most times it is vital to be WARMED UP SPIRITUALLY.
My remedy has been a gentle focus on the WORD.
I wrote down a short list detailing words that reminded me of the LORD. LIGHT, LAMP, WAY. BREAD, LIFE, were a starting point.
Finding in the WORD of GOD references to these led me on a rich journey that not only activated my mind but warmed me up. The WORD indeed is a Handbook to enrich our life in all circumstances,
That’s why it is not just a book but a LIVING Word that can pierce our hearts. Ephs 6:17 reminds us it is the SWORD of the Spirit ever reminding us of WHO our Lord is.
I warmed up and SUNSHINE now is in my heart.
A campfire is cheerful summer. Winter, autumn and spring.