Saturday, January 17, 2015

Seasons & Spice for life

When the shift happens.  What does the current season demand?  How many ways do we fight the season we are in?  What about the Winter time, it's cold and they are not conditions that promote much recreation outside of the home. Do we try to fight that by going out anyway or do we embrace it by staying inside and out of the cold, letting God have His way with that season?  What about the springtime , when the flowers are blooming and the weather is ideal for getting out into nature?  Do we lock ourselves indoors?  Is that what God wants?  The bible says to "everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven".  This is the first time in my life where I want to sit in every season, just the way God designed it, according to God's design.  I don't want to go against the "wind" by trying to go against the weather of that season.  It's like something shifted in me where the fight in me calmed down.  It's like all the sudden I have gotten real focused and not adding a bunch of other stuff to my plate. I don't think it's God's will for us to be going at the same pace all year around.  I don't think it's His will that we be focused on the same things all year around.  If not He wouldn't of created the different seasons, and the seasons would not change the landscape of nature the way it does.

Genesis 8:22
22 “While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
Winter and summer,
And day and night
Shall not cease.

 Even animals pursue different activity during different seasons.  We are not animals, but what happens in nature does give us insight into the mind of God.  That's why Solomon became the wisest man that ever lived.  You will notice that Solomon studied nature alot.  Look at "Songs of Solomon" it is a romantic book, but the backdrop of the book is in nature and He is well studied in the ways of nature.  You will also notice that the Queen of Sheba, in the book of Kings, heard of Solomon's fame and tested him with difficult questions, of which there were none too difficult for him. 

Many times we fight the seasons of our lives, we even fight the seasons in the lives of our children.  Living out the seasons of life according to God's plan is very important for us and it's important for us to allow our children to do that as well.  Some seasons are harder than others and require more patience than others.  Bur God will provide what you need for that season.  Children at very young ages can be very difficult at times and as parents we try to avoid difficulty, fix difficulty, rush through difficulty, and even remedy difficult stages of a young child's life.  I don't know if that's the right approach.  Our culture does this, the media does it.  I think these more challenging stages are purposed by God, to accomplish a purpose in us and our children.  I even think we do the same things in our own lives as adults.  We try to rush, avoid, and remedy things that should not be rushed, avoided, or remedied.  Just something to think about.

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