let go your leaves

It’s been a mild summer here.  Lots of rain and cool temps early in the season.  But now that Autumn is ushering in the beginning of her glory, Summer has decided to fight back.  In other words, it’s been HOT  lately, and dry, dry, dry.  

I tell you this because I’ve noticed something in the trees during this dry, hot season.  Their leaves are wilting, they are drooping and so many of them are falling off.  It hasn’t been cold enough for it to be a result of normal Autumn weather.  i believe they are letting go their leaves in order to preserve the most important parts of the trees, the limbs, trunk and roots.

I think our lives can be like this sometimes.  Unexpected things happen that force us to “let go our leaves.”  We must release the less important things in life, our indulgences, in order to preserve those things that are vital, our Faith, our Family, our hearts.  I have been through a time like this in the recent past.  It’s amazing how much you really can lose and do without, when you are focused on preserving the most vital things.  I’m not a medical person, but I think that “going into shock,” is like that.  The body shuts down a bit, in order to preserve the vital organs.  I’ve been around enough medical situations to know  that the first thing nurses or EMT’s do, when arriving on an emergency scene, is to check the vital signs of the patient.

Definition of vital signs 

Bing Dictionary

vi·tal signs
signs of life: the signs that indicate life, e.g. pulse, body temperature, breathing, and blood pressure.    
 
Our spiritual lives have vital signs as well.  When we are going through a Crisis of Faith, things consolidate and boil down to the very basics, our faith in God, How trustworthy He is, and learning to lean and rest and believe Him.
 “I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, my Soul will exult in My God
For He has clothed me with the Garments of Salvation
He has wrapped me in the robe of righteousness.” (Isaiah 61: 10)
In the midst of the greatest crisis of my life, I had to “let go my leaves,” in order to preserve those things which were the most vital, my faith in God, my precious family and my heart of simplicity and love.  All three of these things were threatened.  I honestly didn’t think I’d make He.  But God preserved me and He has truly worked all things together for good in the midst of a very frightening circumstance.
If any of you are going through a Crisis of faith, examine your lives, and “let go your leaves.”  Let go of whatever you have to, in order to preserve the vitals, your faith in God, your family, and your heart.

About eloracseniah

May God's Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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One Response to let go your leaves

  1. Mom says:

    AMEN – IT ALSO REMINDS ME OF THE THE FACT I HAVE HEARD – THAT WHEN A BONE IS BROKEN, THAT WHEN IT IS HEALED THE AREA IS STRONGER THAT BEFORE. HE USES THESE CRISIS TIMES TO “GROW US STRONGER” LOVE, MOM

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