The spiritual season of Spring is one of the newness of life. During this season, the seeds of love, faith,and hope take hold in our life and springs forth with new life. As we feed on the Word of God and walkin the newness of faith, God becomes real and alive in our lives. We receive a new focus, desire andambition for our lives and those we love. Excitement in the Lord fills our heart and bubbles over intoeverything we do. We are the branches Jesus is the vine. We get our nourishment from him, from theblossoms of new faith comes the beginning of fruit.This is the time to learn obedience to God and his word. To learn what is right in God’s eyes and what iswrong. We learn that God’s ways are not our way or the world’s ways. We must unlearn our old waysand the world’s ways. We must now learn God’s ways.We learn how to use spiritual weapons to defeat Satan in our daily lives. We learn how to removeSatan’s strongholds and past victories against us. We learn that God/Jesus is our strength and we arevictorious in him alone. We learn to use the gifts God has given us for his glory. We learn to share thosesame gifts with others for their edification and encouragement. We learn it is all about living a lifepleasing to God. To sum it up…Spring is the early growing years of our life in Jesus.
: This is the continuation of the season of growth. We read our Bible, hear the Word of God inour church, and apply the Word to our life. We step out in faith and do the will of God our Father. Wepray asking God to direct and lead us. We minister to others and allow Jesus to live in and through us.We pray for others and share our faith with them. We are active. The more we give of ourselves, themore we grow. We bear much fruit for the work of the Kingdom of God. God’s harvest is great becauseof our diligent work in caring of the fields. We accept that it is all for God’s glory and not our own.
John 15:5 (AMP)
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing
.We are hands and feet of God/Jesus and need to be about his work. We are his representatives inthis world. We are the only Jesus many people will see. So I ask, when people of the world look at you, do they see Jesus in you? Do they see a giving, caring, unselfish person? That should bewhat they see. (If they do not see Jesus in you, I challenge you to make a change in your life andallow Jesus to flow through you to others in love.)
: The harvest is here. We continue to share the faith with others. We take the time to examineour growing season and look for ways of improvement. There is no time for regret. Now is the time toteach others, to share the learned insights about the previous seasons and help prepare others who are just beginning. Prayer is still an active part of our lives and ministering to others may change some. Weneed to disciple others. This is the time to use your experiences to counsel young believers. Helpingthem to avoid some the pitfalls you stumbled in and sharing with them the good and bad along the way.
Matthew 28:19-20 (LT)
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.