In creation, we are constantly experiencing
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,
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.
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
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
while the hemisphere tilted away from the sun
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.
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”
Nothing is before or after
its prescribed time.
God is so orderly that He divided
the year into four quarters
and we know those times as:
Winter, Spring, Summer
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
May we live in rhythm
with our current life stage realizing...
no matter how we view the season
we can claim...
"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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