Welcome to fall! The cooldown has begun. Do you feel the difference in the weather? It’s something that happens several times a year as the seasons change.
Our lives are just like the weather, or the changing seasons. We all change as we grow older, and we grow to understand that life is to be treasured in each season we go through.
As small children we had a very different outlook on life than when we were teenagers. Then we finally reached adulthood and realized that we were headed into a whole different direction in life. In many cases, we let go of our childhood and teenage ideas. We settled down and adjusted to the everyday routine of work and home life.
Now, let’s talk about how this also happens in our lives as Christians. As new believers, we start out like children, learning about God and how he relates to us. Then, during our development as “teenage” Christians, we accept these things as part of our lives. We begin to understand how Biblical teachings can be followed in our lives, such has the 10 Commandments and how they show us how to relate with others.
As an “adult” Christian, you’ll see that these 10 rules actually are the keys to happiness, and they can help us reduce stress. God gave us these commandments not to control us, but to guide us through life and show us how to deal with others along our journey. If we live by them then we will have a happy life and less stress in our life.
I find that Biblical teachings can give us a way to understand humanity and can lead to a much better way of life for all of us. Even someone who hasn’t had a Christian upbringing can follow these rules without even knowing it. Many of us are taught as children to treat others the way they want to be treated.
As we enter a season of many celebrations, let’s follow these teachings, and celebrate each other.
In addition to Halloween at the end of October, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a number of other special days are coming up. Let’s use these times to celebrate with family gatherings, and to show love for each other with all the special things we do together.
If we share love and caring as a family, why not do the same for others we meet along the way? God gave us each just one life to live. You can’t rewind it like a cassette or VHS tape and start over, so let’s just do the best we can with the life we have. It’s important to treat each other with kindness.
What we do will be remembered long after we are gone, so do your best every day. Grow in God’s love, and share it with everyone you meet. Children share their toys and make friends. Teenagers share lots of memories with each other and they carry over into our adulthood. As adults we share so much with each other, both at work and in our home life.
Life is short, so do your best to enjoy each and every day, both as a beginning and an ending. Never go to sleep angry with anyone; this takes away from your happiness and breaks the joy of life. Forgive people who have wronged you before it’s too late.
Enjoy all the seasons of happiness we have ahead of us.
Best of the roads, and all gears forward in Jesus.