Hello everyone! Today in Facebook God’s word for me was: a new beginning is always possible. Let the greening of the Earth in springtime be a sign for you that a new beginning is always possible, even after the longest, coldest, darkest winter.
This reminded me of 4 seasons no not the drink nor the weather but the 4 seasons of life and Yes there is such a thing called as this.. Here let me explain:
I was reminded of a verse in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT) A Time for Everything For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.
I live in a tropical country where we only have 2 seasons either hot or cold if you convert to 4 seasons its hot and very hot cold and very cold. Jokes aside. despite of experiencing only 2 weathers I believe we at some point experience 4 seasons in our life. Just as mentioned that There is a time for everything in short a season of everything. Let me explain this further.
What is it like in the summer season: Here your all out in the Sun and enjoying the freedom making new friends, meeting new people and seeing new opportunities. As for Faith its really enjoying your love and life with God just celebrating with Him. Enjoy and write this moments capture the memories and remember them as you will use them to heat up the cold dark winter.
Fall where leaves turn yellow and fall to the ground here you see yourself in a situation where friendships begin to fade and you find yourself being hurt upset disappointed and at some point broken. Fall basically teaches us to let go of things people and even dreams we thought were ours to hold. Here you see that the gems remain and most especially when everything has left you, you see the faithful one remains who is God.
Winter is where everything is cold hard and frozen in other words Nothingness. This is the time when you remind yourself of the warm days of summer. Do not let the silence and waiting build up so thick that you don’t know what to do, as in this season breakthrough of a new found faith happens. Here the test of Faith and trust for God happens especially when you don’t see your prayers answered or even hear from God. Here you use the weapons of the summer heat to battle the numbness of the cold.
Lastly the beautiful season of Spring where flowers bloom and bees fly. A season of answered prayers and a season of simply giving everything back to God. Here we are reminded that sadness is only temporary and after every sad night follows a happy morning.
So what this mean exactly, we all know there is a time for everything but I what I want you to understand is that continue to keep faith and stand strong on your love for God as what you may be going thru is part of the teaching that God wants you to learn in a particular season. Just like the song.. “winter spring summer or fall.. all you have to do is call – call on God my friends as he is the only reliable source to help you in any season or situation”
Enjoy your season and praise God for every breakthrough. I pray this is Jesus name. Amen