I have touched on this a bit before in the blog “Times and Seasons,” but I am feeling from God that we need to go in more a more depth understanding of the way seasons work in God’s Kingdom. The best way to understand the seasons of God is looking at the four seasons in the natural. Where I live, and most of Canada get the four seasons that each last for three months. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The year starts off with winter and also ends with winter and things work the same way with God. When He places us in a season, it is a time for us to grow and learn many new things.
Winter is a hard season, and we all need to go through this season so that our roots will go more in-depth so that when the winds come in later seasons, we can stand the tests of time. Very few like the winter season with God but it is the best season, and without it, very few Christians would have the opportunity to walk in the fullness of what God has for them.
Once we come out of the hard season of winter, we begin to enjoy a period in the spring season. Some days are still cold or full of rain, but hope and faith seem to come back and fill your memories of all the good times of the warm fresh breath of God breathing on you. Spring is a time when we plant and is a time of refreshing where we begin to see the warm sun and the longer days. The rain cleans up the mess that’s left from the winter and colours start to brighten the environment, and this is what happens to us when we come out of winter into spring. It is a time for us to sow both in the natural and in the Spirit.
Just because the natural seasons are three months apart does not mean the seasons in the spirit work the same way. Sometimes we will be in a season for years and then move into one that will only last a few months. Most of this has to do with us, and how much we fight the season. We will find when we look back at our life that we spend a lot of time-fighting against God’s ways because of a lack of understanding of how He works. You will also find that the season you are in does not necessarily line up with the natural season on earth, and the natural season depends on where you are living. It is winter here but summer on the other side of the world and it will only be a few weeks before the natural season here begins to change.
The summer season is a high season, and it is when we grow and get to see things improve all around us. When you are in the summer season things are comfortable and very little seems to go wrong and if it does you do not seem to notice it very much. But if there is someone around you who is in the winter season then you notice them right away, and you will find that you might not have much grace for them.
The fall season is the one that we bear fruit in. We get to see all the hard work that we have done begin to pay off, and the more you sowed in the spring season, the more fruit, you will get in the fall season. The great thing about the fall season is that it leads us back into the winter season for another level of growing and going deeper with God.
The winter season is the most difficult season, and it might feel like you have been thrown into this season rather than walked into it. But for the most part, we will put ourselves there by the prayers we pray without even realising it. So, make sure you know what you are praying for before you pray it and that you are not chasing after someone else’s gifting instead of developing yours. Chasing after someone else’s gift will put you straight into the winter season because you do not have what it takes to walk it out so God will put you there based upon your actions so that you get to go through what it takes to walk it out. We need to spend some more time understanding God’s seasons and the reasons why we are in them, which will also help us to respect others around us who are in different seasons than us.
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.