to be conformed more and more into the image of CHRIST!!
There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—
A new season may bring beauty, joy, and all kinds of wonders that our flesh and even our spirit enjoys, but it can also bring physical, emotional and spiritually sickness, pain, grief, loss, sorrow, and all sorts of other difficulties. Yet, it is through these trials that we can grow in dependence, in trust, in love, in grace, in mercy, and it is in these times that we grow to maturity.
Embrace a new season with its trials, because when you do, you actually embrace HIM and HIS work in you. When we embrace, we actually submit, and when we submit, we gain all that HE plans for us to have. In essence we gain our victory in and through HIM. Our victory means that we have been conformed more and more into the image of CHRIST!!
Romans: 5:1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, wea have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faithb into this grace in which we stand, and wec rejoiced in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
James 1:2Count it all joy, my brothers,b when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Ecclesiastes 3 ….. A Time for Everything
1There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—2A time to give birth and a time to die; A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted. 3A time to kill and a time to heal; A time to tear down and a time to build up. 4A time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance. 5A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones; A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing. 6A time to search and a time to give up as lost; A time to keep and a time to throw away. 7A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. 8A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace. 9What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? 10I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves.
God Set Eternity in the Heart of Man…..11He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one’s lifetime; 13moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor—it is the gift of God. 14I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. 15That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.