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The Word on Wednesday-Seasons.

“There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

 

We grasp at the seasons we consider good. The being born seasons, the planting seasons where we joyfully await the fruit of our labor. The building and healing seasons, and the laughing and dancing seasons. Ecclesiastes tells us there is a time for everything, a season for everything under the heavens. All of the seasons are necessary. Without the different seasons, we would not grow. We would not learn to rely on our Heavenly Father if the seasons were all easy.

I know that many believers, and the world in general, are enduring the difficult seasons: uprooting seasons, seasons where there is emptiness and mourning. There is even threat of killing and war. In these circumstances, we learn to lean on the Lord and His steady faithfulness. We learn to better love our neighbor. We learn to await His promises, and the joyous seasons. Embrace your season. This earthly life is temporary. Seasons don’t last forever, but the enduring love of our Father does. 

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A Season of Trust and Transition

I am amazed at the quick transitions in people’s lives lately. One friend, just over a month ago, was at a crossroads and had no idea where to turn. This week she told me that she is settled in at graduate school! Another friend had thoughts of moving, and was led quickly to affirmation that she should move! These are just 2 examples. This seems to be a widespread season of changes and transitions within the Body of Christ.

Myself, I feel like I’m sitting in the passenger seat and bracing myself as many life changes come my way. One key I am learning is openness. If my friends weren’t open to change, they would have sat back and accepted the way things were instead of jumping into the changes that Christ revealed to them. But they hold onto faith and jumped! I need to let go of the blessings of this season in order to jump into the blessings and challenges of this new season. I must be open to the new and not hold onto the past. I need to be open to change and what this new season will reveal. Only my Father knows what I will learn in this season, and how He intends for me to be His instrument.

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We can trust that God is about to do great things, in all of our lives and for the greater Kingdom. So hold tight and be not afraid! Trust, and get ready for what our God is going to do!

Thank You, Father, for all that You have done, all You are doing, and all that You are about to do!