The death of myself (part 1)

In the words of Prophet Russell Blackman:

  • Winter is a season of exposure.
  • It’s a time when you can’t hide behind your leaves any longer.
  • It’s a time when you become cold toward those who love you because they can see who you really are.
  • It’s a time when the heavens close and God doesn’t say anything at all.
  • It’s a time when everything is silent.
  • It’s a time of reflecting what’s in your heart.
  • It’s a time of ownership.
  • Winter time is the death of yourself.

You guessed it; I’ve entered winter.

But spring is coming… and with it a new glory.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

3 replies on “The death of myself (part 1)”

yes… spring will come.

but there is much beauty in the winter too.

but remember that true death is not something that you yourself can bring about.

of course… you can consider yourself dead to a lot of things. but only G*D can kill “you”.

but never fear… you are already dead. you just don’t know it yet. you’re struggling to stay alive… as if you could.

when the cliche’ scriptures no longer breathe life… you begin to realize that you were meant for more. i know this will be confusing… disturbing. but the author of life is the only one who holds the keys to life… and death.

Good insight. That was one of Russell’s points, too… that only God can kill. I think it’s why winter sets the stage for a new season of growth, because we’re reorienteted toward God as master, creator and Lord. We’re taught to rely on him anew after seasons of plenty.

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