Characteristics: Transition, Preparation, New Life
Benefits: Planting, Preparation
“Lo, the winter is over; the rains are over and gone”
Song of Songs 2:11
As soon as we leave the winter season we are so excited to see the spring. Spring is a season of beauty. We start seeing new life. It is refreshing to see the change.
Spring is a season of transition. We are making transition from death to new life. This is a time we plant and we make preparation for the harvest.
The ground no longer has any hindrances to growth. If we planted in the winter there would have been no growth. The soil is not ripe and ready to plant.
If we could only see the importance of the winter season. A successful harvest is dependent on it. This is also true for the spring. If we don't plant then we won't have a harvest.
Planting means preparing the ground and putting in the seed. We can't waste this time. This depends on the measure of what we sow.
Galatians 6:7-9 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. (8) For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. (9) And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
There is an important principle that we must learn. We always reap what we sow. We only reap what we do so. So we must be careful and sow in measure of what we want to receive.