What Season Are We In?
This summer our family was given the gift of some time off, and we have tried to take full advantage of it. We drove through fourteen different states and put over 5500 miles on our minivan. We saw moose, deer, hummingbirds, traffic cones, and gas station bathrooms. Three young kids make our summers fun and full. I know it won’t always be this way, so I’ve been trying to enjoy this season and be present while I can. One day my kids will be all grown up and cramming into a minivan for a long family road trip won’t be an option.
There is something to be said about being aware of the season of life you are in and asking the Heavenly Father to direct your ways. Liz and I have been aware that with three young kids, there are some things we can and can’t do as a family. We’ve been trying prayerfully to be aware of the season of life we are in and to ask the Heavenly Father to help us make the most of it.
I think this same thing can be said for our church family. Our church family is in a unique season. There are things we can do now that we couldn’t do twenty years ago, and there are things we could do twenty years ago that we can’t do now. Being aware of the season of life we are in is valuable as we seek direction forward.
I have been encouraging us, as a church family, to go through this summer in prayer. I’ve truly been desiring us to be prayerfully aware of the season of life we are in and ask the Heavenly Father to help us make the most of it. We are in a season of growth and we have financial opportunities we’ve never had before. What do we do with this season we are in? This is why I think it is so important to be in prayer.
We will all be praying together at 6:30pm on Wednesday, Aug. 8th during our Worship and Prayer Night. I hope you plan on joining us.
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,
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.
…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 3:1-8, 11
If you’ve been praying for our church family during this season and have any thoughts or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know.