Pumpkin Spice is Back! That delectable spice mixture that warms you straight down to the bottom of your toes is back! That frothy steamed milk poured over that rich deep espresso, topped with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves is here!
All I can say is, “WELCOME BACK PUMPKIN!”
My heart races, a smile pops spontaneously on my face and I run out the door to grab one of those tasty drinks. I grab the handle of my car door when something strange begins to happen. A drop of sweat trickles down my forehead. Slowly but surely the sweat drops increase until the back of my neck feels damp! Then it hits me…
No Fall drink, as tasty and delightful as it may be, can make Fall happen. IT IS STILL SUMMER!
Does that mean I am going to wait for those crisp mornings, cool nights and sweater wearing weather to appear before I sip a pumpkin spice latte? Not a chance! I may not be the first in line today to grab one, but I certainly will not be the last!
We may still be in the ‘Hot August Nights’ of Summer, but the HOPE of Fall is real!
The way I see it is this…I can mope around with my sweaty neck feeling the heat of Summer and let it define me. Or, I can raise my wet, sweat-drenched brow and look to the Hope of Fall!
It really is a mind-set. We are no more in control of when Summer ends and Fall begins than we are of when people move or when they stay. Nor are we in control of when people get sick or when a life ends or how it ends. Neither are we in control of how long a prayer takes to be answered. We are not in control of life’s circumstances, but we can be in control of our attitude toward the circumstances life brings!
“Have this MIND among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus…” Philippians 2:5
It is possible for us to have the mind-set of Jesus because He lives in us!
Admittedly, this is not possible in our own strength! But with God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
The old saying goes, “Mind over matter.” I believe as Christians, Christ followers, Christ living in us, we can say, “CHRIST OVER CIRCUMSTANCES!”
WITH THE MIND-SET OF CHRIST WE CAN HAVE HOPE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES!
So, as Summer lingers and these Hot August Nights Persist, let’s keep the mind-set of Christ and look to the hope of cooler days ahead!
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS SUMMER SIZZLER-HAVE THE MIND-SET OF CHRIST WHICH IS OURS IN CHRIST JESUS!
So, if you catch me at Starbucks today sipping my Pumpkin Spice Latte, don’t judge me, my mind-set is dreaming of FALL!
Please join me! Pumpkin Spice Cups Up!
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