... From the heart of Deann Blake 

"Season's of LIFE"

The consistency of the earths seasons is a reflection of our Creator and the steadfastness of His character. The stars, the moon and sun mark the seasons and the sun knows when to rise and when to go down.
God knew what He was doing when He created different seasons. The earth needs each of them and we need the different seasons He brings into our lives as well. Just as the earth experiences spring, then summer, then fall and finally winter, our lives also seem to have seasons.
If you examined your life right now, what season would you currently be experiencing?

Spring? Everything new and in bloom? Maybe this season is where you identify your new life in Jesus. We feel new and fresh, and we are! Jesus has not only come into our lives and changed us, He has exchanged His Life for ours! Doesn’t seem like a fair trade, uh?  Oh! how He loves you and me!
Seasons come through more than once and so do the seasons in our lives. We get to experience several springs along the way as God brings new growth as we dwell in His garden.
“And he shall be as the light in the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as a tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. 11 Samuel 23:4

Summer? …life is warm and relaxed, a spiritual level of maturity. Our lives are somewhat stable, but may come extremely hot periods of spiritual challenges as well as afternoon thunderstorms or storms as strong as hurricanes.
Both heat and storms can bring strength and endurance as we weather them. In times of turbulent weather or turbulent spiritual tribulation, not only will be strengthen but it will make us appreciate the calm weather much more!  “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus,” 1 Thessalonians 5:16
 Summer also a time to work. Maybe sow a garden, plant trees and care for those things you sowed. If well cared for, you can expect it to produce good fruit. It’s a time to labor. It’s a time to sow and reap the in lives, we are Gods ambassadors as if He were making His appeal through us.  1 Corinthians 3:6-9 “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, But God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have the same purpose and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are coworkers in God’s service, you are Gods field, Gods building.”

Fall brings the coolest breezes and beautiful autumn colors Bright and warm colors of reds, oranges, yellows, greens but also the “falling away” of things in our lives, Just as the leaves are blown off the trees, the dross continues to be burned away from us and a purifying and preserving is taking place. It’s also a time of gathering and of preparation for new things God is bringing. 
As you enjoy Autumn and see it break into winter, take some time to remember God is with you and that He has created this season in life especially for you. While there are struggles in any of life’s season, there are also blessings from God to enjoy. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”. James 1:17

Finally, there is winter…a time the earth seems to take a break and rest. These times may appear dreary and confine us. Even these times are needed for new growth coming in the Spring again. God knows the earth needs intervals of rest and His children also need rest. “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. The seventh day God had finished His work He had been doing, so on the seventh day He rested from all His work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because He had rested from all His work of creation He had done.” Genesis 2:2
So in these dreary days it’s important to remember even though we can’t see the sun (Son) it (He) is there! There is life in the dormant. God is at work in every season, look for the blessings and be thankful. He is faithful through every season. “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you, will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”  Isaiah 54:10

Ecclesiastics 3:1 “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the sun.”
We live in uncertain times but our God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is certain and He has given us Himself.
“So let us press on to know the Lord, His going forth is as certain as the dawn, and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.” Hosea 6:3

Ezekiel 34:26 “Remember, I will bless them and the places surrounds my hill, I will send down showers; there will be showers of blessing” …
Embrace the season you are in and give thanks to our God who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of eternal life!

Bye until next time….