Seasons – Part 2

God’s system of seasonal change gives us opportunity to plan for our expected end.


Genesis 8:22 – While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.


So often in my life I have heard folks say that God is a God of surprises.  Often, those who say that will refer to what they call the “suddenlies” of God.  I have a problem with that thinking.  I’ve read the Bible, and it seems to me God ALWAYS has a plan.  He has known the end from the beginning.  Please understand that statement.  From the very beginning of time, Father has known the end.  From the very beginning of your life, Father has known the end.  He has a plan to bless you, prosper you, keep you safe, and raise you up as a great witness for Him.  If we follow His leading, obey His Word, and walk in His ways, we will come to that end He has prepared for us.  But if we choose to do things our own way, our finale will fall short of Father’s intended end. 

Personally, I want all that Father desires me to have, but while I am not yet perfect, I lean hard on His grace, compassion, and mercy, striving to obey His Word, so that I can one day hear Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  In this natural world, Father has established seasons that will exist as long as the earth stands.  Likewise, Father has designed seasons for each of His people, in every arena of their life.  He wants you blessed.  Read Deuteronomy 28:1-14.  See how He wants to bless you.  And if you will see those blessings in the fullness of the manner He has set forth, we must learn to recognize the seasons of our lives, and do the right thing in those seasons.  As I have already shared with you, if we operate as we should in the seasons of our life as Father has established them, each season will always provide the time and resources to accomplish what needs to be done, whether sowing, growing, harvesting, or storing to bless. 

However, we must not be deceived.  We have an enemy whose name is Satan, and he will attempt by any and every means he can to disrupt your seasons, prevent you from doing the necessary work in your seasons, and sending every device he can, if possible, to even convince you that you have to operate under his seasonal orders and dispatches.  But I have good news for you.  Hallelujah.  Where any season other than those established for you by Father is concerned, season does not determine outcome.  Faith does, and obedience to God, which is the love of God, brings your faith to its highest operational and most effective level of pleasing Father.  In that case, get ready for abundant harvest.

Manna for Today – Isaiah 55:10; 2 Corinthians 9:10; Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; Jeremiah 29:11; Isaiah 45:11; Isaiah 55:11