Monday, June 24, 2013

Winter: Resting

Winter Season: Season of Resting

Characteristics: Short days, Cold, Darkness, Death

Benefits: Intimacy, Evaluation, Sabbath, Planning, Automatic

that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,”
Ephesians 4:22 

       The winter season is the hardest season to go through.  The times are hard, dry and cold.  In the winter season we see death.  This can be tough.  
       The importance of this season goes unnoticed by what happens.  Because of the death we want to avoid it and get out quickly.  But this is what prepares the other seasons.  Without the death then the land goes unusable. The other crop gets in the way.  There is no change.
     I believe our lives are like this.  We must die to somethings so that we can be ready for the other seasons.  We make room for blessings to happen so we get rid of areas that have clogged up our lives.
     This could be habits that have formed.  Things that take away our focus.
     We need this season to give us rest.  We need to recover for the drain of the other seasons.  
     Because the winter season is dark and sometimes lonely they bring us closer to the Lord.  We learn to depend on Him.   
     It is also a great time to take a Sabbath   Taking time off.  
     If this is the season you are in I hope that you learn to take advantage of the season.  Don't miss the opportunity to see what God has in store.  
      What do you think about the winter season?

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