Week of May 17, 2020
Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-22
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”
One of the most challenging things to cope with in life is the ever-changing spiritual seasons of life. If you examined your life right now which spiritual season of life would you say you are currently experiencing?
In scripture we see 7 different spiritual seasons of life identified.
Dry Season - Psalm 143:6 “I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land.”
Waiting Season - Psalm 5:3 “Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.”
Busy Season - Matthew 11:28-29 “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest.”
Testing and Trials - Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”
Spiritual Warfare - Ephesians 6:12 “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”
Happy Season - Psalm 118: 24 “This is the day that the lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Season of Rest - Exodus 33:14 “The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Each season of life has its on purpose to mold us and make us what He wants us to be.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Regardless of what season of life we find ourselves in we serve a God that made all the seasons of our lives. He provides us exactly what we need in order to make everything beautiful in its time.
May the God of peace guard your hearts and minds.