Church in the Marketplace

17th September 2017 - GROWING - IN THE SEASONS OF LIFE

September 17, 2017

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says - "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." 
Growing in our faith doesn’t happen in isolation, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  We exercise faith, we put it into practise and we grow in our faith, all as part of the lives we live each day.  Ecclesiastes reminds us that we experience our lives, and we practice our faith, in seasons.
It’s true of the natural world that growth depends on seasonal changes.  And the same is true in our lives that we have to go through various seasons in order to mature and grow.  Those seasons are beyond our control, they’re sometimes confusing, and they include both good and bad times.  We sometimes experience them like times of “planting” and “harvesting”.  Looking back on our lives, each season seems to have had its purpose.
Each season of life is, in God’s purpose, an opportunity to learn, focus, enjoy and help others.  May God bless you in this season of your life.