Seasons

November 3, 2016



I think seasons are one of my favorite things about living, even if I do live in California. Experiencing environmental change, something to make us feel like we’re not the only ones changing. A constant rotation of transformation for all things. Seasons are bound to happen; they happen to earth and they happen to us. 



 "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing (Ecclesiastes 3:1-22)"

Spring

Oh Spring, the season of rebirth and growth. It’s coming out of the storm stronger and more refreshed than ever. It’s praising for all that has happened and all God has pulled you through. It’s embracing the new. On Earth, it’s the season for rebirth , and I think it’s the same spiritually; saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. It’s the small steps moving forward into more of who we are called to be.  Without discouragement be aware that the small insignificant steps add up to heaven on Earth. It simply involves making a decision to move forward. 

Summer

 It’s what all of creation looks forward to all year, past the winter, past the transition and into the fullness of God’s joy. I just think about being in school being in the final months on Spring knowing summer is right around the corner. Summer is a reminder of freedom and enjoying the harvest we reaped through winter. Jesus calls us into having His joy through all the seasons but summer is where all I feel joy constantly. It’s actually heaven on Earth with God. But just like that, summer fades, and the freshness of fall is upon us.

Autumn

Sweet Autumn, crisp air and nostalgia of the summer. My favorite season on Earth and in Heaven. For starters it’s the best season ever, especially on the east coast… It’s when the air gets chilly, the spirit of the holidays are around the corner and everyone is obsessed with pumpkins (me included). This season is when we can look at nature and just appreciate everything. It’s time to let go of certain things, the same way the leaves fall. Have you ever thought about why the leaves change color? Well, for no reason. That’s it. They change because it’s their time to, the green pigment fades, letting go of something, which in return turns makes for something really beautiful. Think about that for a second. 

Sacrifice is beautiful.
When I let go, it opens up new doors for God to walk through and when there’s a promise for God to move, then I will do anything to see them fulfilled. 

Winter

When most think of winter most think of Christmas, snow and cuddling. The thing about winter spiritually is that it’s hard. It’s harsh and bitter, like a snowstorm. It’s hard to see the beauty of a snowstorm when you’re outside standing naked. That’s kind of what spiritual winter feels like to me. Standing in a snowstorm naked wondering when Jesus is going to bring you the blanket.

However, when you’re inside by a fireplace with family and hot cocoa a snowstorm is beautiful. What I’m trying to get at is that when I reflect on my winters with Jesus, I find them to be some of the most powerful and beautiful seasons, they’re just the hardest the walk through. However, I lean on Him the most in these seasons, I grow the most with God and see the fruit of Spring because of what has been harvested in the winter.


I take every season as it comes and praise God through every single one. No matter the circumstance through heartbreak or joy, He is God and He is love. Apart from Him, I am nothing. Learn to embrace the season you’re in, even if it’s winter. You never know the fruit of it until Spring, and there will be fruit because He is faithful.

xo,

JM

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