The bible has a lot to say about seasons. These are some that spoke to me today.A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.
Proverbs 20:3-5There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:Ecclesiastes 3:1-3He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
Daniel 2:20-22Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”Acts 14:16-18Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.
2 Timothy 4:1-3As much as we would like to think the opposite, it is the Lord who regulates our time. Many of us would like to think that we can decide to do what we want to do and manipulate Him into joining along. But it doesn’t work that way, and He is not laughing at our attempts but rather sometime sweeping. It is He that decides when the sun will rise and when it will set. It is He that decides when it will change from Summer to Fall and Fall to Winter. It is He that decides when a child is to be born and when a grandmother dies. We can either prepare, fall into line or miss out. The sooner we recognize this the sooner we will appreciate the fruit of God’s Kingdom.The Lord has recently been speaking to me about how important every moment is. How often we miss things because we aren’t watching. Many people think that the scriptures that refer to the rapture are all a “some day” thing. And I am not so sure that they aren’t, I really don’t think any of us have a clear understanding an how it will all pan out when this earth passes away, and I don’t know that we need to know to tell you the truth. (No mail on that please) . But I do know that today is today and we need to live for it. The following scripture is one of those often used to support a rapture doctrine, but let’s look at it for today. Are not all scriptures also for today?
51Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed- 52in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.
1 Corinthians 15:51-53Could that refer to a revelation? All of a sudden having our eyes opened on something God wants us to see? Couldn’t we have a “in the twinkling of an eye” experience daily? Or even several times daily? How many times daily do we miss the opportunity to see mortality clothes with immortality?Whether we like it or not fall will turn into Winter. Here in Tennessee that means cold. Now we can either prepare or we can freeze, but we cannot stop it from happening. We cannot stop our children from growing from one size to another, we cannot stop the apples from ripening on the tree. We cannot stop each season. We may think we can, but we cannot. We need to approach each and every day with respect for that day, knowing that God has a plan for that day. Nov 8th 2007 will only happen once, never again. I want to be faithful with God has given me for that day. I want to know His will for that day. I want to be faithful with everyday. I want to enjoy the miracles I see everyday and not be too busy to recognize what they are. All too often we don’t realize the precious gifts God has given us. Being in the right place at the right time can make eternal differences. We cannot control the seasons or God’s timing but we surely can and should control what we do with it.
Not our will be done but His!