What Season Is It?

As a child one of my favorite cartoons was Bugs Bunny.  And my favorite episode was the episode where a lone wolf could not figure out what he was hunting.  He would for a moment get his mind straight about what he was hunting and then suddenly he was distracted from what he was hunting.

Notice the word of the Lord, “A word in season, how good it is,” Proverbs 15:23b.  Daily I am reminded of  the deep abiding value of God’s word.  His word has value in every season and in every circumstance of life.  For me, the word keeps me on track.

Question, “Do you ever get off track and forget what season you are in?”  Notice the powerful words from the pen of Charles Spurgeon, “Doesn’t your conscience confirm what is true?  Don’t you find yourself forgetful of Jesus?  Some earthly person has captured your heart instead, and you remain unmindful of Him upon whom your affections should be placed.  Your eyes are focused on some earthly business when you should fix your eyes steadily on the cross.  It is the constant turmoil of the world and the continual attraction of earthly things that turns a soul away from Christ.  While your memory all to well recalls a poisonous weed, it allows the ‘Rose of Sharon’ (Song 2:1) to wither,” Cited from Look Unto Me, April 26.

Spurgeon understood what Solomon understood, “Our hearts are prone to wonder from the God we love.”  As followers of Christ we must have in place something that will keep the Lord ever before us. This something is the precious word of God.  I want to encourage you to daily keep the word before you and daily keep the word flowing through you.

Solomon went on to write, “The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath,” 15:24.  Notice the word prudent.  We must be prudent in our striving to follow Christ.  We must do more than have good intentions.  We must do more than say, “I want to read the word.”  We must become people who in prudence, set aside time each day where we are alone with God.

Hear me clearly, “If you do not set aside time with God, you will forget what season it is.”  You will find yourself living like you did in previous seasons of life when you were without Christ.  If this is happening to you right now, repent and refocus by becoming prudent in your walk with Christ.  The words of Paul are resounding in my heart as I write, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Phil 4:13.

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