Thursday, March 23, 2017

"Seasons Remove And Add"

"And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons."  1 Samuel 16:1

Yesterday we talked about how seasons repeat themselves.  Today I want to talk about seasons again.  With each new season there are some things that are removed and some things that are added.  When winter season is gone, something is removed-- the heavy clothing is put away, the ashes in the fireplace are taken out, the soup pot is put back in the cabinet, snow is gone, cold nights leave, the blankets are stored away.  When spring arrives, the trees begin to bud, the flowers start blooming, the grass needs to be mowed, the birds are singing.  These are all results of a season change.

When the seasons in our lives change, along with them come the removal of some things and the adding of others.  When this happens, you have to make a choice as to how you will respond to the changes.  You can bemoan, get angry, get bitter, become depressed, etc., over what is being removed.  Or you can look at it as a good thing and see the beauty that is in it-- the new thing.

It is just like the change from winter to spring.  Are you going to be upset about the winter leaving?  Or are you going to be excited about the flowers and beauty that is budding around you? It is the same thing when one spiritual season ends and a new one begins.  What will you choose to do?  How will you respond to it?  With regret and remorse?  Or with anticipation and excitement of the beautiful thing that the Lord is going to work out through it?

Have a great day.  When one season ends, something is removed.  When a new season begins, something is added. 

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