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A Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven

A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING


AM I EMBRACING the purpose of this passing season? Are my eyes (and heart) glazing over this difficult time, waiting to come to life as soon as happier times arise? “Happiness” may feel comfortable, but wouldn’t I value it far more if I fully engaged in the unhappy seasons?

To intimately embrace each season is to experience total aliveness!

IDENTIFY which season you’re in then ponder the statements that follow.

(Ecclesiastes 3) A TIME . . .

To be born                               To die

To plant                                   To reap

 

To kill                                      To heal

To break down                        To build up

 

To weep                                  To laugh

To mourn                                 To dance

 

To cast away stones                To gather stones

To embrace                              To refrain from embracing

 

To gain                                    To lose

To keep                                   To throw away

 

To tear                                     To sew

To keep silence                        To speak

 

To love                                    To hate

A time of war                          and of peace

 

WHEN you cast away stones, invite Him to direct your throws.

ALIGN your heart with His so that when you hate, you hate what He hates and not the people He loves.

WHEN you mourn, give it your all and don’t hold back. Then dance with abandon.

WHEN you tear, leave no thread attached. Then let God choose your new threads for sewing.

PRAISE Him at all times and through all seasons; for there is a purpose for everything that happens on earth that we may never understand until heaven comes.

GOD UNDERSTANDS seasons; they do not escape His shaping hands. He is, was, and will be present throughout each one . . .

when we keep silent and when we break down.

GOD is good in all His ways; He understands life and what it is for man to be truly alive with abundance of spirit. Keep Him at your center through all seasons. Seek first His kingdom and righteousness and you’ll be victorious through every season.

 

Blessed: happy, to be envied

Blessed are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven

Blessed are those who mourn; the shall be comforted

Blessed are the meek; they shall inherit the earth

Blessed are those who hunger/thirst for righteousness; they shall be filled

 

Blessed are the merciful; they shall obtain mercy

Blessed are the pure; they shall see God

Blessed are the peacemakers; they shall be called sons of the Most High

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’s sake; theirs is the kingdom of heaven

 

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