September means back to school, cooler weather, cider and donuts, and midweek ministries resuming as normal! Fall is a time of change everywhere. Kids go back to school, some for the first time ever, some for the last. Some start new phases such a college or a new job. Humans go through change, just as the leaves begin to change when the weather gets cooler. They begin to change to beautiful vibrant colors, ready to start the next part of their journey.
“A new season usually means changing what you once did. That’s a good thing! It means you’ve grown. When you enter a new season, you need to let the old season go. That includes not just the things you didn’t like, but also some of what you loved. If you’re looking back and hanging on, you’ll never be able to walk in the destiny God has for you right now.”*
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
“Paul says in Philippians to forget what is behind and press on. Change can be uncomfortable, but it’s worth it. You might not be at your final destination yet, but to get there you’ll have to do some things differently. You can’t hold on to what you don’t need. You have to focus on the season in front of you and what you need now. When you surrender your will and way of doing things to God’s plan and what He’s giving you now, it becomes much easier to keep pressing on in your current season. If you place your life in God’s hands, you’ll discover just how quickly something uncomfortable and new becomes something good and familiar.”*
Check out our current fall ministry schedule. We are excited for our ministries to start this month! Children’s Ministry workers for Kid’s Club are needed to meet the needs of the students coming. If you are able to help, please talk to Pam Merrill. We would love to have you join us and help support you as you go through this season.
* Taken from The Binder Co. September Devotionals