Winter is giving way to spring – the days get longer, the weather warmer, and the sunshine is most welcome!  While this is happening around us in the southern hemisphere, it’s worth pausing and asking – “What season am I in and what is coming next?”

Seasons shift

When God moves our  seasons He does so in His timetable and for eternal purposes.  I’ve moved from a healing journey of ‘trust and rest’ – having time out from heading up anything – to being on the senior leadership team at church and growing a training centre for the late John Paul Jackson’s ministry Streams International.  Whilst at times it’s been challenging, and I’ve had to be at peace through the process, I am still amazed at the journey!


Just as there are seasons of rest, there are seasons of intense training where you focus on what you need to learn.  The Holy Spirit wants to teach you what you need in this season, and prepare you for the next – He’s committed to you learning the lessons of this season, and training:
  • your soul – mind, will and emotions
  • your spirit – in wisdom, communion and conscience
  • your body – in health and alignment.
Are you prepared to step into the next season, the new thing?

Calling up

In each season there is a maturing process where we are challenged to go through a process to grow, surrender, and become more mature in fruit and understanding of who God is.
My experience in my own life is that we often don’t move seasons as quickly as we could, because we resist the opportunity for change.
As Col 1 v9-12 encourages us:
“May we be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.  May we be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.”

Thank you Lord for Your light!

Question: Where do you feel you have grown in the last year?  What are you being called to grow into for the next season?