"Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path." -Psalm 119:105


Monday, 21 October 2013

Seasons

The seasons are changing again... the weather is getting noticeably warmer now, yesterday afternoon the temperature was 30 degrees Celsius. One of my budgies had been sitting on eggs for a while and recently the first one hatched. Now Mrs Budgie has quite a family of babies and is being kept quite busy by them all! 

Naomi Reed, a missionary in Nepal wrote several books about her and her husband's journey of faith and mission in the Himalayas. (Her books are very inspirational and I highly recommend them). 
In one of her books My Seventh Monsoon she shares the following. "Spiritually, perhaps, we also move in seasons. We seem to bounce between times of great intimacy and closeness with God, to times of dryness. Like a ping-pong ball that would rather stay still, I long for intimacy all of the time. But I know in my heart that it's not going to be... all of these seasons not only affect the world in front of my but they also... affect my relationship with God."  

Life has many different seasons, some of which are pleasant times of refreshment while others are the times of trial that come to all of us. 
"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
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 them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
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 and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
-Ecclesiastes 3:1-11


"How great are His signs, how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; His dominion endures from generation to generation." -Daniel 4:3

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