Just like there is a winter, spring, summer and fall, we too have our seasons. We have seasons of blessings, and seasons of trials. We have seasons of sharing and giving to others. By this, I do not mean gifts wrapped in packages, I mean sharing the word and helping others in a time of need. Not necessarily monetary help but help to overcome something in their lives. Maybe you work with someone that is going through a sickness or a separation and they need a good word everyday and you are ready with the word of the LORD to help them through the days ahead. You may not even know you are helping someone when you share something about the LORD with them. So that is why we just need to share the word with everyone. You never know when someone will cross your path that needed to hear that particular word at that particular time.
We have a season of harvest just like in the fall, when we harvest apples and vegetables there is also a harvest time in our lives. God says as long as the earth remains, there will be a seedtime and harvest. This seedtime is when we sow seeds into others lives, when we sow the word of GOD into their lives, and they come to know Him as their personal Savior, this is a harvest. When we sow money into the mission fields, and children and people are saved from hunger and sickness, this is a harvest. When we sow our tithes into His house (our local church), we will see blessings in the church growth, and blessings in our own lives, this is a harvest.
Gen. 8 v 22...."While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.....
We have a season of growth. When we first come to know the LORD, we are baby Christians and we need our Pastors and fellow Christian friends to help us to grow and the stories of the Bible to feed us. But as we mature in the LORD we have a desire to study the word, and to act out the word and not just read the stories. We have a burning desire to know more and more about this Jesus who died for us. And we have a desire to share Him with others, so that everyone will have a chance to know of His mercy and His grace.
Phil. 3 v 14-16....I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind......
When we go through a sickness, and we trust God to heal us, and we let this be a time of proving out our faith. This is a season.
Whatever we go through, God promises us that He will not put more on us than we can handle, and that if we put our trust in Him, He will bring us through.
1 Cor. 10 v 13....God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it......
What season are you in? Whatever season, the LORD is there with you. You are not alone in your season. Get into His word and let Him help you to make the most of your season and guide you through, so that you emerge with blessings on the other side of your season. AMEN!