Summer is the time of the year when the sun is hottest and days are longer. We then notice a slight shift, the leaves are falling off the trees and changing its colors, there is a change in weather, it is getting cloder, which tells us that Autumn is here. Winter is fast approaching with snow falling in some countries, while other countries experience milder warmer teperatures especially in the tropics.
Many people look forward to spring, the season when all leaves appear green and flowers of every kind are in full bloom. Fruit trees begin bearing fruits, yes! spring is an exciting time of the year. Summer Autumn, Winter and Spring bring seasonal changes. Each season changes the atmosphere, climate, vegetation, even changing the way we attire ourselves in order to adjust to the climate. Businesses of every kind are also affected by these Seasonal changes.
Our lives also consist of these four seasons which brings changes in our lives. However, the summer of our lives seems to be the longest and we experience our most fiery trials and greatest temptations. Yet it is during this season of our lives that God refines us most.
The Autumn of our lives is really the transformation of our sinful nature, bringing us into submission to the purpose and the perfect will of God.
The Winter season in our lives really is a difficult and a very trying time, your faith is put to the test. You may even be tempted even more, yet the refining process which was previously done, is tested at its maximum level. Momentarily you may want to go back to old methods and your lod ways. The word of God reassures you that the grace of God is able to strengthen you, and the God that you serve so faithfully is able to sustain you. The garment of praise begins to cover you. The oil of gladness surrounds you, with mercy and peace escorting you. A host of angels begin to minister to you, enabling you to focus on the spring time. You are now entering into the harvest time in your life. This is the Seasonal Change where you fulfill your purpose and destiny.
The many, many sleepless nights when you walked the floor, praying and crying all night! The previous seasons when you consistently kept a fervent prayer life! Studying and meditating on the word, helping and encouraging others. Maintaining a good attitude in your posture before God, being obedient to the call of God. You fasted constantly yes! even enduring the most intense temptations, where you wanted to give in, yet you were constrained by the word which kept you.
These Seasonal Changes bring the realization that every season of our lives are neecessary with the understanding that each season has a purpose. May God who comforts us in our times of trials and disappointments, give to you enduring patience, enabling you to be faithful in all seasons of your life.
NOTE: " To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven. " Be encouraged and do not give up help is on the way!!!!!