Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him to help you do it, and he will. Psalm 37:4-5 (TLB)
This last couple of weeks in the UK the temperature has dropped considerably, the sun is already setting earlier, exam results are out and there is a feeling of holidays drawing to a close. For many change is in the air, some may have children changing years, schools, colleges, moving onto or out of uni, others may be settling back into work routines after holidays. We often write in January about the desire for a fresh start, for the new year to be different but this feeling of unsettlement can come now too, for some a reluctance to go back to what was before or a resistance to ‘the same old routine’. And this is particularly true as we are still in a season where things are unsettled and we don’t know what the ‘new normal’ looks like.
Why not take some time to pray together about what this next season holds for each of you? What are your hopes and desires? If you desire change how can you make that happen?
And ultimately let’s once again commit ourselves to trusting God’s plan for us.
Prayer (as a couple)
Father God we hand over this next season to you and trust your plan for us. Help us to keep growing & moving forward together. Amen.
Prayer (for others)
Father God please help _____ and _____ as they are heading into a new season with new changes. Keep them close to you. Amen.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6