Fall Into Florals

Fall came way too quickly this year, and I don't know about you, but I could use about two more months of warm weather, because I'm not ready to give up wearing my favorite floral dress yet ( yes, this is the same dress from my last post), so I came up with a way to get more mileage out of it, by styling it for the cooler months.

It's all about change. Changing things up, and breathing new life into the old pieces. Speaking of change, this scripture really spoke to me during a recent sermon at my church:

Then Jesus gave them this illustration: "No one tears a peice of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the old patch wouldn't even match the old garment.
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wine skins spilling the wine and ruining the skins. New wine must be stored in new wineskins, But no one who drinks the old wine seems to want the new wine. The old is just fine, they say".  Luke 5:36-39

My translation: New wineskins were important because they were more pliable which would allow the wine to expand as it aged, whereas old wineskins were more rigid and would not let the wine expand, causing the skins to burst and the wine to spill out. Here Jesus is talking about being stuck in our old ways or habits, etc., and like those old wineskins, there is no room to stretch for a fresh touch of the spirit, new mindset, or idea. We need to keep our heart's pliable in order to receive everything that God has for us.

As I said in my last post, September has always been the month of change for me. I am determined to keep my heart open to all that God has for me, and to do that, I have started with the small things first:

1. Going to bed earlier
2. Waking up earlier
3. Reading scripture and my devotional first  before I hit the ground running, which will set my attitude for the day. (Mind)
4. Spending time in prayer for others. (Spirit)
5. Working out more. (Body)
6. Making a list of what I need to accomplish for the day.

God says, if you are faithful in the small things, I will bless you with the big things. (Luke 16:10)

I know this sounds really corny, but that song from one of the Brady Bunch episodes keeps running through my mind:( I apologize if you're not old enough to know what I'm talking about)

"When it's time to change you've got to rearrange, who you are, and what your gonna be."

I never really stopped to think about the lyrics to this song, but they are so true. If you want to be somewhere different in your life 5 years from now, what are some of the little things that you can change so that God can trust you with the big things? 

Are you changing up your routine this fall? If so, I would love to hear the steps you're taking to work towards your dreams and goals.

Happy First Day of Fall!

Dress ~ H&M(similar) // Michael Kors jacket~ (similar) Rag and Bone booties // Belt ~ Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique // Kenneth Cole clutch ~ Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique ~(similar) // Michael Kors watch // Lia Sophia bracelets~(similar)// arrow head necklace was my dad's from the 70"s. (miss him!!!)

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