1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law
he meditates day and night.
3He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.6For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
"A New Season Coming"
Cut it any way you want to … the reality is the same for all of us:Life is FULL of SEASONS: winters, springs, summers & falls. Where one ENDS, another BEGINS. Overlapping cold barren landscapes with fresh warm earth; shooting up new sprouts, resurrected from a deep winter’s sleep… awakened by an orchestra of melodious voices returning back home to frequent their favorite restaurants. Yes, to human beings, plants and animals alike; life is all about SEASONS. Ready or not, here they come.
I can’t tell you what your NEW SEASON will hold for you but I can tell you WHO holds your SEASON! Not only that but I can also tell you that although you cannot CHANGE the SEASONS on the outside you can always change your RESPONSE to the SEASON on the INSIDE!!! Just as importantly, you can also prepare for future SEASONS ahead of time once you make peace with the reality that you won’t be a human exception.
Yes, whether it is WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER or FALL you & I have the ability & the responsibility to be prepared and to hold onto the right perspective. Furthermore, all SEASONS belong to God anyway. He’s not only God in warm, colorful seasons of SPRING. He’s also God in sweltering SUMMERS, freezing cold WINTERS and decaying AUTUMNS. Though the SEASONS change then, yet, he is the same God without even a shadow of change at all!This is why it is so wise, regardless of what SEASON we are in, to learn how to focus on GOD instead of the SEASON. When we learn to focus on him versus the SEASON we are in, then we get to choose how we come out of what we go through!
It’s sad but too many of us go through something and still come out the same way we went in, if not worst! This is a wasted experience that requires too many unnecessary repeats. SEASONS come to make us stronger and SEASONS come to make us wiser, more well rounded and Christ like. So my friend, do not waste the learning experience that each SEASON has been ushered into your life to teach you. Instead, keep your eye on God for he changes not.
Yes, incline your ear to his word. Oh yeah! God has a word for you, both in SEASON and out of SEASON. In fact, when you learn to delight in his word regardless of the season you are in, there is a wonderful outcome, promised to YOU as his child:
Psalm 1 [EMPHASIS MINE]
3 “YOU” shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth “YOUR” fruit in “YOUR” season,
“YOUR” leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever “YOU” do shall prosper.