“Seasons of Renewal”

“Seasons of Renewal”

The season of Spring is upon us.  Look around your environment and take note of the changes emerging.  Trees are budding and in some place’s daffodils are blooming.  Daylight hours are now longer after turning the clocks ahead, providing time for more sunlight.  Something is happening in the earth during this time of renewal. The season of winter has passed and there is an awakening occurring.  God gave us seasons to depict his glory in the earth and to distinguish times. Genesis 1:14a “Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years.  God uses nature to display the transformation of time through the different seasons.  The trees are a wonderful example of how God displays the changes that occur in each of the seasons. They function in the format God created them to. The trees shed their leaves during each autumn season. The leaves fall to the ground and impact the soil beneath the tree. The tree stands bare in the winter season. The branches remain outstretched but without any leaves until spring arrives.
We as believers encounter different seasons in our lives. We have all experienced a hard winter season in life where everything appears to be dormant, bare and cold. It can feel lonely and challenging at times.  However, the season of spring arrives in our lives and that which was buried under the hard soil gives way to new hope. There is a blessing in our dark season. Do you know that greatness happens under the earth during the winter season? Psalm 16:7 states, “I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.”   What is God producing inside of you during the winter season?  Seeds are planted and completely covered. The soil gives way to rain and nutrients producing a transformative process underground.  A time of rest and preparation for what is to come.
 Each season provides a set of principles to be mindful of.  1 Chronicles 12:32 speaks to us regarding the sons of Issachar, who understood the times and seasons. They possessed wisdom and discernment which helped them to navigate and make proper decisions at the appointed time. God has given us the seasons as a guide to perpetual cycles of renewal.  The seasons function
In the order which God created them. How much more should we as God’s special creation also function in our original design? The Lord knows exactly what we need and at the appointed time.  He knows what season you are in right now. Each season brings with it a process of renewal: something is left behind for something new to emerge. Embrace the season of life you are currently experiencing. Renewal is a perpetual state of change.

No Comments