Spring has sprung this week! We can just say the word “spring,” and excitement starts to rise in us, doesn’t it? We get tired of the same old doldrums, and we long for something new.
God sends the season of spring to the earth to release it from this doldrum and to refresh and renew its bounty. His word says, “For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard in our land.” (Song of Solomon 2:11-12) (KJV)
Take a moment and think about what is flowering in your world. Is it ideas for a new project? Is it a renewed energy due to the light of spring? We often get buried in the winter drudgery. We get that “don’t want to do anything, go anywhere or see anybody” attitude when we are in winter too long. Good news! We can shake that cloak of gloom and step into the refreshment of spring.
Maybe, God is taking you into a new season of ministry or just giving a joyous revival to the one that you already have. God doesn’t want you dormant, but he wants you moving forward. He is constant, never changing God but that in no way makes him stagnant.
He was a refreshing creative God on the first day of creation, and he will never change. He will always be doing something new. He will always be revitalizing the creation of the earth and his people. Because he is a constant, unchanging God, he can never be less than who he has always been.
Let’s not miss what God is doing because we are holding on to our winter attitude. When spring begins, we don’t just wake up and have it here all at once. We notice the signs of spring when there is more winter than spring. We see a bud on a tree, then a flower blooming. We hear a bird singing and start to see the grass grow, and before long there is a reverse, and there is more spring than winter. How sad if we missed the signs and had to wait for spring to be complete to enjoy it.
I hope you are seeing the signs of the new season of the earth, but I also hope you are seeing signs for a spiritual spring. God is doing new things all around us and in us. Let’s not miss it.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19) (NIV)