HE SPEAKS IN SEASONS in our
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJ) “The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season..” (Psalm 145:15 NKJV) “...a word spoken in due season, how good is it! (Proverbs 15:23 KJ) “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9 KJ)
To understand God’s time table, is to understand His calendar. Few, if any, know that! We need to understand that He carries out His plans in seasons. We are synchronized with His timing whether we know it or not. When trying to understand what is going on, it helps to plug into the knowledge of what season it is.
Find common denominators and patterns in how your life fits in with those around you. In my own life and in the life of those around me, I have witnessed seasons of slumber, resurrection, promotion, repentance, cleansing, praying, worship, sifting, wavering, vision, promise, movement, warfare, standing, waiting, retraining habits, weakness, faith, expectation, etc.
That list and many others are like months within a year. They don’t have the same time frame as our months, but they are equivalent to durations of time within a larger clock.
HOW TO IDENTITY
SEASONS IN OUR LIVES
His larger clock works within seasons of winter, spring, summer and fall. I stood through a very long season He specifically called “winter.” That winter lasted 3˝ years. I was very happy to see it end. (Believe me, winter does end, and spring does come.)
is a time
of death to self, where we wait upon God to bring new life and
hope. It is usually a colder time with isolation, separation and
little outward or visible activity in God. In the darkness of one’s
tomb, in the dark night of the soul, this is where we draw near to
God by putting our roots down deep in Him. We cling in desperate
times and He is there to reassure us and speak Words of hopeful
promise of what is to come.