The leaves have a hint of color starting here in Central New York and will start changing rapidly in the weeks to come. A sign that summer has ended and autumn is beginning. This is my favorite season.
It's the season of apple picking.
Crisp, cooler temperatures.
And wonderful smells and tastes.
It's a time of enjoying the splashes of color before the blanket of white hits. For me, it's also a time of reflection.
Am I splashing the color of God's love to those around me? Do I reflect the beauty of Christ to those in my life? Do I walk my talk? I try to do that and sometimes I do but often I fail. As I reflect, I want to see if my colors are showing.
I want to splash the red color of courage and strength. Do I show Christ's strength in my life when I'm facing a crisis?
I want to splash the orange of joy and cheerfulness to those around me. Do I reflect the joy of the Lord? Do people view my walk as a Christian as just some stuffy religion or am I actually full of joy?
I want to splash the green of health and vitality. Am I spiritually healthy? Do I live my life to the full, utilizing all the gifts the Lord has given me?
I want to splash the yellow color of energy and excitement. Do I wake up excited at what the Lord has in store for me? Am I full of energy and ready to face day with happiness and joy in my life?
I want to splash the blue of loyalty, strength, wisdom and trust. Does my life reflect these traits of God?
These are just a few colors but I believe our lives has believers should be full of color. We should leave our mark on those around us. Don't be dull and drab. Don't be a plain Jane.
Go splash your color on a weary world in need of hope!