Let’s talk Turkey……..
Ah November is here. The leaves and temperatures are falling. The preparations are being made against the onslaught of the cold winter months. Thanksgiving is around the corner. Feasting and Family! Football and Shopping! Daylight Savings Time! All these point to a changing of the seasons.
The wise writer of Ecclesiastes stated in chapter 3:1To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. He goes on to describe many different “seasons” of life. The writer is challenging and instructing us. What season are we in? Who controls the seasons? This applies personally as well as to the church as a whole, and to the world itself.
The Bible declares in Genesis that the light controls the seasons. Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. In nature when the days get shorter it signals the mating season has come to the deer. The light controls the seasons.
And the Bible states Daniel 2:21: “And he (God) changes the times and the seasons…….” Thus God, who is light, is the author of the seasons.
Are we prepared for the “new season?” I dropped something off at one of our member’s house recently and found them outside changing the tires on the vehicle in preparation of the coming winter driving conditions. There is a two-step process here. First we recognize the season then we prepare for it.
What season are you as an individual, family, couple entering? What season are we in as a church? We are in a birthing season. New things are coming! God has placed us in this season. We are seeking Him for instruction and understanding.
Here it comes! Are we ready? Ready or not!
Lord Prepare me………