Monday, June 17, 2013

Understanding the Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

A few years ago I began to ponder this idea of seasons.  It was inspired from Psalms 1:3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

Two things caught my attention from this passage 1) seasonal fruit 2) prosperity.   Fruit bearing is an important part of my life.   My life as a Christian will be judged by this.  According to Matthew 5 not just any fruit but good fruit.  
     Prosperity is to make progress and succeed.  Success is another important key to living a Christian life.  Success has been defined as taking what the Lord has given you and using it to the best of your ability.  Everyone wants to be successful.
    As I looked deeper I began to discover that as we look at the seasons of the year (winter, spring, summer, and fall) they relate to our lives.  To me this is not about ages of life but many time certain times in our lives.  

Galatians 6:9  reminds And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

     "In due season"  Different seasons serve different purposes in our life.  If we discover what each seasons mean in our life and where we are we can learn a lot.

    Another valuable verse is 2 Timothy 4:2 which challenges us to Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

    So hopefully as we look at this over the next few weeks we can understand more about these seasons.

So, what do you think?

Pastor Hardee

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