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The seasons of life
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By Carolyn Crow
May 2, 2013 12:33 p.m.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3

There is a season for everything, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Spring, summer, fall and winter are characterized for each season that we experience throughout the year. As each season transition from one to the other, each will bring about a different meaning and purpose. When the spring season rolls around we can see the rebirth and growth of the herbs and trees, while the summer months bring forth fruition and fulfillment. The fall season is a time for harvesting, as the winter months slips in with the bitter coldness and barrenness. When we focus on each season, we are able to see the beauty of God’s creation as well as appreciating his divine order and purpose.

Our lives are much the same as the seasons of nature. We go through seasonal changes, and with each change come transition. The Apostle Paul speaks to us in Ephesians 4, about stripping away the old nature of man and taking on the new. As we expect elevation in Christ, a season of change must come.

However, you may be experiencing a season of rest, perhaps a season of barrenness or maybe the time has come for you to harvest. Whatever season you are in right now, be encouraged to know that God is with you. When the dry season come, he will allow you to draw from the living waters, and your roots will run deep and grow strong. In the dead of winter, He will renew your spirit and bring life back to your soul. He will now allow you to grow weary while you are laboring, for He will give you the strength to endure.

Be reminded of His incredible promise recorded in Psalm 128: 2, “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours in everything that you set your hands out to do. “

As you step into the next season of your life, prepare yourself for the best and receive all that He has for you. May His everlasting love and peace be with you forevermore.
Carolyn Crow, WOFCC

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