In creation, we are constantly experiencing 


life's rhythm...


God’s rhythmic imprint. 


Think about it:


Night inevitably follows day. 


The seasons and people change. 


Birds migrate and return. 


The tides ebb and flow. 


Our senses are aware 


of the rhythm of the world around us — 


we can smell the air and know 


what the weather will be like. 


We’re used to the rhythm of the climate.


With God, we are always responding


 to something He is doing.

We can flourish when we 


live in rhythm with creation 


and with God.

Each major transition in our lives 


presents a gift...



if we are open to receiving it.

Life's Rhythm helps us 


recognize what season we are in,


and it helps to bring into focus 

who we are and why we are here.

Creation is rhythmic. 


In every part of creation we can find rhythm,


pulses, and beats.

 

Our vitality, joy, and peak quality of being


are more likely to be garnered... 


by the kind of life rhythm we are by natural character 


or ability aligned to. 


We are synchronized with God’s timing.

Life’s rhythms 


are genetically "hard-wired" 


into our cells, tissues, and organs.

Through bodily functions that affect our ability


to switch between wakefulness and sleep...


we can find God’s planned rhythm.


 According to the National Oceanic and 


Atmospheric Administration,

The cycle of seasons is caused by Earth's tilt 


toward the sun. 


The planet rotates around an (invisible) axis. 


At different times during the year, 


the northern or southern axis is closer to the sun. 


During these times,


 the hemisphere tipped toward the star 


experiences summer,


while the hemisphere tilted away from the sun 


experiences winter.


God carries out His plans in seasons... 


a fitting time. 


God is a God of seasons, 


and God is at work in all seasons…


 even in seasons when we don’t see much activity.


God nurtures us and grows us 


through different seasons until we are 


equipped for the harvest. 


God has planned the seasons of our lives 


with infinite wisdom.


 He has ordained each one, 


knowing exactly what fruit is to be harvested


 during each period.

Our lives cycle through seasons, 


and we are synchronized 


with God’s divine timing.

 


God created the seasons 


with a specific purpose. 


Just like the seasons in nature, 


we all move through spiritual seasons of


 spring, summer, fall, and winter. 


We move from one spiritual season to the next.

 


Some of them are upbeat and jubilant, 


and some are dismal, sorrowful, and bereaved. 


Some are productive while others seem reckless, 


cavalier, and destructive; 


some enliven and arouse peace 


and others bring pain, discomfort, and trouble, 

but all of them are necessary for us 


to learn, grow, and evolve as spiritual beings.

Whether we are prepared for our season or not, 


the seasons of our life, and seasons of uncertainty, 


are going to unfold.


Our journey through life along with its trials,


 tribulations, sorrows, and joys 


have the same direction, course, or tendencies


as the cycle of the seasons 


and rhythms of nature.


All forms of life on earth, including our bodies,


 respond rhythmically to the natural cycles 


of the sun, moon, and seasons.

Not all seasons are going to be


harmonious and serene.  


We must not abhor our season, 


but we must embrace it regardless 


of how arduous a particular season may be… 


the seasons are necessary! 

God knows that for the full


 and balanced evolution of our character, 


the seasons are imperative.


God uses the seasons 


to work out His character in us 


and bring us to maturity.

Natural rhythms and movements 


will flow through as we mature.

Each activity and habit we engage in...


each relationship and each responsibility...


are “moments” that are the beats of life. 

All beings have their appointed cycle of seasons 


and changes of circumstances or fortune


just as the sun, wind, and water.

There is an appointed time for every matter in life....

ordered by a powerful, wise, and gracious Providence.

We can look to the trees to sway in time...


with life's rhythm.

In our spiritual seasons, 


we will notice changes in every 


element of our life.

Every person goes through 


natural and spiritual seasons.


Seasons dictate to us how we dress and


what activities we engage in.

 

Seasons have a lot to do with 


our moods and our attitude.


Each season brings with it


 its own potential dangers, and beauty.


Seasons affect every aspect of our lives!

Our actions, during each season, 


and the timing of our actions 


are important to God.

“He has made everything beautiful 


in its time”


Ecclesiastes 3:11

Nothing is before or after


its prescribed time. 

Life is comprised of various seasons.

God is so orderly that He divided 


the year into four quarters 


and we know those times as:


Winter, Spring, Summer 



and Fall.

 God has, perfectly, placed each season in sequence.



 Spring is not intrinsically a better season than winter,


nor is summer better than spring. 



Each season plays its essential part


in the unfolding of the life cycle.

WINTER is the season with limited sunlight, 


the shortest days, and the coldest weather. 


Most trees are barren, 


and the flowers have withered and died.

Winter is a fallow, quiet time in which


the previous growth comes to an end


and the possibility of new growth is created.


Winter is the time for evolution,


brainstorming, formulating, 


and doing the necessary groundwork 


for the approaching season.


It is the ultimate transitional period. 


The cold of winter can cause us to 


retreat within ourselves


 for rest, renewal, and creativity.


Unless the creative work of winter is done


and the seeds take root, nothing further can grow.

Spring is the arrival of new life.


Spring brings new leaves and blossoms on the trees.

Spring is the time to break up fallow ground. 


It is time to plant and implement the lessons/instructions 


extracted from our winter experience.

Spring is also a time of blossoming,


when the fruits of the winter's labor 


begin to be realized.


The blossoms will not appear


unless the seeds have been nourished,


and the blossoms in turn make way


for the blooming of flowers.

Summer marks the warmest time of year 


with the longest days.


Summer is a time of spiritual development,


fruit bearing, and flowers in full bloom!


Summer is the time to water what has been planted. 


It is also time to clear out the weeds.


Summer is the time to pause and reflect.


It is a time to plow up and cultivate the soil.

Fall is a time of maturity, fruition, and reaping.


Fall is the time of harvest.

 

Fall is the time when you will see evidence


 of your hard work.

 So too with our 


developmental periods.

 The sequence of each season follows


God's prescribed course. 

The proper activity at the right time, 


brings about God’s purposes, 


and it is a beautiful rhythmic part 


of God’s overall plan.

All of the seasons are necessary for us 


to learn, grow, and evolve as spiritual beings.


 When facing a difficult time of transition or loss...


may we trust God's perfectly Divine timing.



There is a time for everything, 


and a season for every activity 


under heaven.

Nothing in life is static for long.

Each major transition in our lives has a divine purpose.

Those transitional storms are necessary


to clear the atmosphere of old ways of thinking


that may be keeping us from fully experiencing 


the next seasons of our lives.

God has a reason and a season 



for all things.

There never seems to be a "Best" time to die,


to go to war, or to cry. 


Yet, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 speaks deeply to us because,


while our emotions may not easily adapt to it,


there is a season for all things.

There are certain times appointed by God 


for our being and continuance, 


which no human wit or providence can alter.

There is a time to be born

 

 and a time to die.

There was a time when none of us existed


and there will be a time when all of us will cease to be.


There is a time to plant

and a time to uproot,

a time to kill

and a time to heal,

 a time to tear down

and a time to build,

 a time to weep

and a time to laugh,

a time to mourn

and a time to dance,

a time to scatter stones

 and a time to gather stones,

a time to embrace

and a time to refrain,

a time to search

and a time to give up,

a time to keep

and a time to throw away,

a time to tear

and a time to mend, 

  a time to be silent

and a time to speak,

a time to love

a time to hate,

a time for war

and a time for peace.

The realities of life surround us all.

And while the "Why" may escape us...

the rhythm of life and death 

is as dependable 

as the rising and setting of the sun. 

 

Various things in life are certain to happen. 

These events are not random

neither are they under human control.

Recognizing the seasons

will help us cope with life's 

inevitable difficulties.

May we see the hand of God, 

feel the hand of God

and recognize the gift of God

in each season. 


With an awareness and appreciation 

for the season we are in

we will be able to 

step into new spiritual truths 

with a greater ability 

to flow in the power of God. 


God is doing a unique work in us

 in each season. 

 Each season is preparation 

for the next season to come, 

and each season is a part of 

what needs to be accomplished 

in our lives. 


Staying connected to God 

in each season is key. 

This allows us to grow and produce, 

in due season,

the choicest fruit of righteousness

God desires.

May we live in rhythm 

with our current life stage realizing...

no matter how we view the season 

we can claim... 

Romans 8:28: 

"And we know that God causes everything

 to work together for the good 

of those who love God 

and are called according 

to God's purpose for them."

God has specific purposes 

for each season of our lives. 

As we learn to recognize 

and embrace the season we are in...

we will better understand 

God's purpose for our lives.


May we develop our rhythm with God 

so that we may walk victoriously... 

into each season. 

                                        

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