Marking the Seasons

“In Every Season” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Genesis 1:14-15 (AMP) Then God said, “Let there be light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be useful for signs (tokens) [of God’s provident care], and for marking seasons, days, and years; and let them be useful as lights in the expanse of the heavens to provide light on the earth”; and it was so, [just as He commanded].

1 Timothy 6:12 (AMP) Fight the good fight of the faith [in the conflict with evil]; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and [for which] you made the good confession [of faith] in the presence of many witnesses.

There is a time and a season for everything. Knowledge cannot change what time is sent to do. We need to stand firm in what time and season God has called us to and not waver from the promises He has established. He will fulfill those promises and bring them to pass as long as we stand firm in His truth and the knowledge that He is trustworthy.

We cannot waver. Even as seasons end and new seasons begin, we have a choice to stand in His faithfulness, His goodness, and His love. His words do not come back empty or void. They are full and completed and filled with His harvest. We get to share in the joy of that harvest if we remain faithful and secure in His truth.

As we reside in Him, we are His light-bearers. Our indwelling with Him brings about a radiant peace that overflows and brings light into dark and broken places. Stand up, beloved, and shine brightly. Be the bearer of light God has called you to be.

Be full of His truth and overflow in His graciousness and goodness. Be the light, truth, grace, and love that God has poured forth in you to those around you. Be you—the you that God called forth and breathed life into. You are His creation!

Now go forth and shine with the brilliance of light He placed in you. You are the bearer of His Word. Breathe it in, and breathe it out onto those around you. 

Be at peace with the changing of days, changing of seasons, the marking of time. Beloved, God is in the seasons. He is in the middle of time. He is the great I Am and nothing escapes His notice. He does not miss one thing, one detail, one piece of time. He is in it all gathering it to His bosom, holding every piece of time tenderly and with great compassion.

He is there, beloved, and He treasures every moment. He brings it all into unity and never stops releasing His power into time to heal all diseases, to restore the broken and disheartened, to bring to fullness all of His creation. He will never stop loving you. You are His and will always be forever His.

A Generous Heart

1 Timothy 5:18 (AMP) For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain [to keep it from eating],” and, “The worker is worthy of his wages [he deserves fair compensation].”

Beloved, refuse the temptation to operate in a poverty mindset – constantly trying to get something for nothing. Surely you remember that the silver and gold are Mine? When you’re living a lifestyle submitted to Me, you can rest in the knowledge that that which I desire you to have, I will provide for.

So rather than trying to cheapen the value I have placed on someone’s work or by trying to rob them of their wages, be excited about the opportunity to sow into their lives, trusting that fertile soil will bear fruit and rejoicing that you get to have some small part in it.

Be wise with whatever I’ve entrusted you with – be it great or small. This means being obedient to use it in the ways I direct you, not working so hard to stretch it that you’re actively cheating others (whether intentionally or not). Remember I love a cheerful giver, I love a generous heart. Refuse to have that stolen by a fear of lack, or be tempted into greed or envy – constantly desiring that which I have not provided for.

Trust Me. Trust that I have reasons for what I’ve provided for and what I have not, and that those reasons have nothing to do with whether I love you or not – for that is never in question. Be thankful for what you have and find contentment there.

Rest in Me and look to Me. Trust Me to provide for your needs. Refusing to accuse Me of shortchanging you, regardless of circumstance. I AM faithful, and I love you – always. Stand fast in your belief that I AM good.

Press On

1 Timothy 6:12 (NIV) Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Beloved, stand fast in your faith regardless of the attacks launched against you. I AM with you and will never leave you or forsake you. I will not give you more than you can handle and I always provide a means of escape – so look for it.

In that moment where you feel all is lost, remember My grace is sufficient. You have all you need because you have Me. The hosts of heaven are cheering you on and stand ready at My command. Ask Me for help for I AM here and will never leave. Refuse to allow shame or hopelessness to defeat you. The strength that you need to push through is yours already, so press on, beloved. Press on.