Monday, September 29, 2014

Pastor's Pondering, September 29, 2014

What Shall We Do This Season?

On this past Tuesday, we began our autumn season.  This is always a very special time of the year when we can enjoy the beautiful autumn leaves, apple cider and doughnuts, football games, and cooler days.  For those of us who live in the Midwest, we can begin to think about the coming cold winter snows, heavy overcoats, blustery weather, and the occasional ungraceful fall upon the ice. 

This fall, we can make a choice.  We can enjoy the weather while it lasts and make the best of our autumn season or we can sadly anticipate colds, runny noses, and high winter heating bills.  Instead, I choose to say, “ I will rejoice in this day” (Psalm 118:24).  Concerning the seasons of life, we can choose to be sad about the season of our lives; childhood, adulthood, middle or old age or we can say, “I will rejoice in this day.”

In the book of Ecclesiastes, God says there is a time and a season for every activity under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1).  He has established it and we simply should enjoy and rejoice in it.  Those who love the Lord know that in spite of the challenges of our seasons, everything is working together for our good (Romans 8:28). 

This season when people are complaining about the times and the seasons, remember to enjoy your time and season, knowing that our Father is in charge and He is in control.  We can relax in Him in all things.

Please comment below and share with others how you learned to seek to relax in God in spite of whatever is going on. You can encourage others to do the same.

Psalm 118:24
King James Version (KJV)
24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Ecclesiastes 3:1
New International Version (NIV)
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

Romans 8:28
Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I will rejoice this season! Amen!