We change our behaviour according to the seasons.
Yesterday I took my nine month old’s bath and filled it up outside. It had been so hot during the day and the house was still stifling, so I thought I’d give him a bath outside.
It was so pleasant and I didn’t have to worry about all his splashing. I kept an eye on the mosquitos and he had a lovely time.
Only a month ago and we wouldn’t have been able to do this. The evening would be too cold and my little man would be shivering in no time at all. It’s incredible that in the space of just a couple of weeks things can change so dramatically.
This is true in our journey of faith too.
A friend of mine is going on a mission trip next month. This is an exciting time for her and something she’s been preparing to do for some time. But if she had have gone last year it would not have been the right timing. She was floundering in her faith and she still had a lot of answers to explore. But she’s now in a good place to serve and learn and get closer to God in this type of community.
It’s not that a missions trip is wrong, we just have to be mindful of the time we are going.
In Ecclesiastes God reminds us there is a time for everything. Let’s be mindful of the season we are in within our faith so we can serve God and serve others in the best possible way.
Lord, You journey with us in every season of our faith. May we always trust in You. Amen.
What season are you in at the moment in your faith?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.