Reflection for the First Day of Fall

Reflection for the First Day of Fall

It’s the first day of fall!

I spent the day hiking… twice! Even though
I have so much laundry to catch up on. 😇

A fresh start and a time of change, autumn invites us to contemplate the goodness of God.

  • Harvested vegetables tell of His provision.
  • Changing colors sing of His beauty.
  • The warm yellow sunbeams remind us of His wide-open arms of welcome.

The prophet Joel speaks of autumn as a time of coming back to the Lord. This transitioning season offers a needed reminder to let go of control, return to our Good Father, and recall our declaration that Jesus is Lord. The story of the prodigal son (Luke 15) gives us a visual for what this looks like.

For me, these are vital Scriptures to begin autumn in worship of our Creator.


Read & Reflect:

The Book of Joel. As the leaves and season turns, what would it look like for me to “turn to God with all my heart….” Joel 2:12

Luke chapter 15. In what ways can I “return” to the Lord this season? How do am I seeing Him “running” toward me with open arms?

Romans 8. Living and dying is a beautiful paradox of autumn. What do I need to release in order to fully live as a child of God?

Listen & Worship:

Enjoy a mix of worship and old hymns, instrumentals and a few oldies mixed in with the best of modern indie in my Spotify Playlist: Beautiful Paradox of Autumn

Taste & See:

Take yourself on a nature hike. Line up a row of leaves in every color. Thank Jesus for helping you let go of even the beautiful parts of you, in surrender to His mighty plan.

Whether this weather is your thing or not, I hope you can embrace the fresh start with creation and slow down to notice each provision this season provides.


PS: Check out my TikTok/Instagram reels for the full picture of the day!


About the Author:

“We write to taste life twice…”- Anais Nin. I believe in the power of clearly communicated truth. I write and speak to rediscover my own relationship with Jesus and to spark a bit of enthusiasm in others for their own journey with Jesus. Thanks for dropping by and picking up some renewed excitement for yourself!

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