Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Winter Rest

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22, AMP

God decreed that winter would not cease while the earth remained.  There is a purpose to winter.  During a period called Winter Rest plants and animals enter a state of reduced activity.  Some plants require a period of cold in order for them to produce fruit in their season. 

Jesus said to come to Him, those who labor and are heavy laden and He will give rest*.   Rest brings strength.  This strength can be used for growth and work.  In order for us to produce fruit, to be efficient, we need periods of rest.  Have you ever tried to do something when you really didn't have the strength or the motivation to do it?  The outcome isn't always good.  It’s not what it could be. 

When you enter a season in life where it seems there is a slowing down, don’t fight that, take time to rest, to reflect, to be quiet and still and hear what God is saying.  When the season passes you will be strengthened and be able to produce fruit at the proper time.


*Matthew 11:28

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