SUNDAY 22ND JULY, 2018
WORD FOCUS: ENJOY EACH SEASON OF YOUR LIFE!
TEXT: Psalm 1:3 “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper….”
Your life is lived in seasons, and to be fruitful you must recognise the season you’re in and maximise it. ‘How can I tell when a season is ending?’ You may ask. Perhaps, the grace that accompanied that season will lift, and what was once rewarding will start to feel unrewarding. The Bible says a successful man or woman is like a tree planted by streams of water ‘which yields its fruit in season’. You can only be fruitful in your season! That’s where blessing and success occur. You can’t just do it whenever you want to; it has to be in your appointed time. When the right season comes, it’s effortless for a tree to produce what’s stored within. There’s fruit within you that will be produced when you understand what season you’re in but, there are rules for each season; let’s look at them. Spring – is for training and discipline. That’s when you begin to see God’s purpose for your life and prepare for it. Summer – is for maturing what spring started.
The seeds you sowed and nurtured then will grow and multiply now. Autumn – is when you no longer have the passion of youth but the steady calm of the seasoned veteran. If you’re wise, you’re now working smarter instead of harder. It’s time to transit and prepare for the upcoming winter. Winter – is when you assess your accomplishments, enjoy your rewards, pass on your counsel, and take your bows. You have fought the good fight, kept the faith, and finished the course (2 Tim. 4:7). If you do it right, each season can be the best season of your life! Read God’s admonition for you in Eccl 3:11 Allow the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s plan for you and be careful not to be out of His will and miss His timing and purpose.
MEDITATION: Eccl. 3:11
STUDY THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
JUDGES 3/ACTS 7/JER. 17/MATT. 20
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