Thursday, March 26, 2009

Don't Force Spring...

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven..." Ecclesiastes 3:1

Every planet on the solar system has seasons. On Venus, seasons are very short. On Uranus, a season can last for 20 years.

You might feel like you are in a prolonged winter. And you might be correct.

- You are praying with few answered prayers.
- You’re reaching out to someone for Jesus, but they show no interest.
- You’re working as hard as you can and seeing minimal results.

If you’re in winter and waiting for spring, remember God also works in the winter. During the cold months, the roots of trees and plants grow deeper and stronger. In this season, God is often doing an unseen work preparing His creation for spring.  During winter, God does more internally than externally.

It is helpful to remember: "You can’t have spring without winter."

How has God worked during the winter seasons in your life?