Oh fall... . Santa Fe, Texas Write

by Jamie Zenteno

Oh fall.

The dense crisp air that greets us each morning and each orange painted evening.

The time of year when even though its a steady season I absolutely love it. I love it so much that I can't wait to go camping in a few weeks with the family.

My souls has been yearning to just be outside and embrace this beautiful season set forth before me.

But this is a season of death. This is when the trees are dying. Plants are dying.

But isn't this death, beautiful? There is nothing, in my own personal opinion, that is more beautiful than those deep robust colors of red, yellow and orange.

For these trees, it is beautiful to see dead things go. Do you see that spiritual truth in that?

What dead things are you holding on, perhaps even clinging to, that you need to let go.

If these trees don't shed their old and dying leaves they become unhealthy and unable to fully grow and reach their maximum potential.

What do you do if you need to let things go from your life?

Pray and seek guidance. Sometimes its really hard.

There was one time, I had come out of a terrible break up in my early 20's and about 8 months later God had opened my eyes that I needed to let those hurt feelings go or I would stay un-grown, resentful and eventually becoming bitter.

So I prayed. I laid my heart out to God like never before. Then I took the physical things that kept brining memories to mind and I burned them. All of them. Now I probably didn't have to do that, but for me I can not tell you how much of a release I felt when I did that. I felt those dead things leaving me.

I leave you with this scripture today:

Ephesians 4:22-24 (ESV)

22 to put off your old self,[a] which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

-Jamie Zenteno