Wednesday, March 6, 2019

40 Days: A Time to Prepare

It has been
a long, cold winter.
Snow, ice, the bitter winds
have covered our land.

A longing for spring
envelopes our thoughts;
a deep heart-felt yearning.

And I feel it stirring
in my heart.
It's time to dream,
it's time to ready 
 my heart for spring.

It's time to stir up
the hard ground,
and prepare my heart
to listen anew, to hear,
to receive new life.

How do we hear more
clearly, how do we listen
from the heart?
How do we prepare
the soil, how do we prepare
for spring, for new growth?

It's a quiet focus ...
a purposeful preparing;
pausing, listening,
welcoming His Presence.

Preparing our hearts
to receive from Him.

Thoughts on my heart as I long for and wait for spring. Especially after an exceptionally long, cold winter. The white blanket of snow still covers the hardened ground, and I long for the fresh newness of spring. And it is the same with my heart. An even deeper longing, this yearning to hear more, to listen more closely, to have the soil of my heart soft and ready to receive all that He has for me.

May my heart, your heart, be tilled and prepared for a new harvest. May these 40 days leading up to Easter, to spring, be a time to prepare for fresh new growth. Click here for one of a multitude of sources to use as we prepare our hearts for Easter, for new life.

 The freshness of spring
is calling, the time for
new flower beds, for beauty
of blossoms, for new life.

"Let your roots grow down
into Him, and let your lives
be built on Him.
Then your faith will grow strong
in the truth you were taught,
and you will overflow
with thankfulness."
(Colossians 2:17 NLT)


  1. Lovely thoughts as we begin our journey toward Easter.

    1. Thanks for your visit, Janis! After a long cold winter, we probably are all anticipating this focus and journey toward Easter even more; a focus on spring outdoors, and also in our hearts!