Have you ever been so consumed in God that you feel like you could win a million souls, cast out demons, do some miracle, or just about anything in Jesus name? Most of us have been on fire for God at one point or another in our lives?
The Bible talks about Different seasons in our lives. In Psalms 1 the Bible talks about a blessed person and certain characteristics they have. Then it goes on to say in verse 3; That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; whatever they do prospers.
Furthermore, Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 (KJV) says,
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens, a time to be born and a time to die, 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,
Basically there is a season for everything in our lives, with all its differences and some times uncomfortable.( ie.”uproot”).
Okay so I am outside and freezing, wondering when this cold will end. Then I think, well if I move to a warmer place where there is seemingly less seasons, I won’t be freezing. To me, winter and coldness are what I connect to times in my life when I am being stubborn to God’s will or when I decide to live for myself, pleasing my selfish desires.
So I was wondering, what do I have to do to stay on fire for God twenty-four-seven, 365? That’s when God came in and switches the light bulb on to my mental fog, with some scripture and I go “oh ok”.
Here’s the scripture …
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:1-2
That answer to my question….There is always going to be different season, some less desirable than others, Even in tropical regions of the world they go from heat, to extreme heat, to rainy season. The advice we can get from the Bible is to be prepared. When we have an umbrella in our car a rain storm doesn’t seem as bad as if we were with out one.
Same is true with our Spiritual seasons. When we are on fire for God memorizing God’s promises, can help when we feel like God is nowhere to be found. The key is to prepare in and out of season. Are you prepared?