“For everything there is a season…”
“Jesus is the reason for the season” is a well-known adage, declared from the pulpit and is demonstrated in nationwide nativity scenes, throughout the Christmas season.
It is a message to non-Christians and Christians alike. It reminds us to remember whose birth we are celebrating and what Jesus’ birth means for our faith.
But why should this message only apply to the Christmas season? Jesus’ birth led to His death and resurrection, which led to our life and redemption. Since our entire purpose for being on earth is to bring glory to God, why would we constrain this message to one month out of the year?
Let us stretch this message further.
Similar to the four seasons, our Christian walk sees its fair share of changing seasons. In those moments of spring and summer, we feel refreshed and renewed. All you see is blue skies and sunshine. In other times, the cold of autumn and winter make you to feel dry and chilled to the bone. All you see is downpour and constant blizzards.
Multiple variables cause these different seasons. You may be living in sin or going through a testing time. Your spiritual walk may be complacent or God is giving you a chance to grow. For the purpose of this post, let’s look at the latter of these reasons.
“You need to see every moment as a season.”
Instead of shuffling through these moments of winter and autumn, fortify your heart. Dig into the word. Pray God’s promises over your life. Focus on His providence and sovereignty, faithfulness and mercy. Don’t wallow in the misery of these undesirable times. Glorify God with your thoughts, words and actions.
Use these times as a way to demonstrate His love over your life to those on the outside.
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Season Verse – Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT
Season Quote – Lisa Bevere