With its cold days and long nights winter can feel like a season during which time slows down. Marked by chilling temperatures and a frosty landscape, it may be hard to imagine when life will again begin to bloom.
However, even though the world outside may seem frozen in time that does not mean that our hearts and souls have to follow suit. This winter, I have found warmth and comfort for my spirit in the form of praying nightly with my husband, and attending church randomly during the week with a friend. Both of these actions stir feelings of life inside and refocus my thoughts where they should be – on the lord.
I find that it is easy to get discouraged and lose motivation during the winter, both at home and at work. I tell myself that this slowdown is okay, it is part of the natural cycle of life. However, when it comes to matters of faith, especially this winter, I am trying to find a way to light the fire of faith to carry me through the darkness of winter.
Do you feel as if winter can be a time during which your faith life begins to wane or slow down? Are there things you do to try to “light a fire” in your soul? Please share, I’m sure other readers would like to hear of other strategies.