Thursday, June 20, 2013

Understanding the Seasons

As I sat around with some pastors one Wednesday morning we began to pick apart this idea of season.  We were blessed to have a minister in the room who was also a farmer.  Here are some things that we through out there when it comes to seasons.

A. We are all going through a season

Everyone is in a season in their life.  As close as I can tell we are in one of the four (winter, spring, summer, fall).

B. All seasons have a purpose

This is true in farming and life.  

To me this is one of the most important things to understand.  There is a purpose for all seasons.  Why is God taking us through the season?

C. If we don’t fulfill the purpose of the season then we will cause problems for the others seasons

A farmer must fulfill the purpose of the season to make it easier in other seasons.  Example: Winter season is a time for death and cleaning.  If there is not cleaning then the fruit will be limited.
     We must get the season right to set us up for the other seasons.  

D. Preparation is the key to have a successful season.

There is no time to sit back and relax.  We must always be working and getting ready.

E. We can bear fruit even if we don’t cultivate and plant the land that season.

Sometimes fruit grows without cultivation.  It is not much.  One day I went out in the yard and found cucumbers that had grown.  I didn't plant them nor prune them but they were there because of previous years.  There would have been more if I prepared them like I should.

F. If we want to bear an abundant fruit it is more than just sitting and waiting on the land to come up.

We must work to get the best fruit.  Farmers are always busy.

Here are some thoughts about seasons.  Let me know what you think and if you can add to this. 

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