Living Word Devotional
Friday, 6th December, 2019
To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. — Ecclesiastes 3:1
To really enjoy life, you must know how to handle time and the different seasons that go through. Change is a constant in life. Every day, week, month and year introduces new things in your life. You will not always be on the mountain top; neither will you always be in the valley. There will be seasons of dryness and seasons of fruitfulness. Each season has its purpose, and works to make you appreciate God’s grace towards you in different situations. When you are up, He is there with you and when you are down, He also stays with you.
Place the seasons of your life in God’s hands. Ask God to help you manage your attitude and bring positive results out of negative situations as you travel through life’s seasons. Rely on God’s unchanging power in the midst of changes you experience in all aspects of your life. Rather than battling the season you currently find yourself in, ask God what He wants to you to learn from it, and trust Him to give you the encouragement and strength you need. Know that, while life is unpredictable, your faith in God will always stand.
Use your time wisely. Regularly remind yourself of how fragile and fleeting life on earth is, and that every day is a gift from God. Don’t fall into the traps of being lazy or too driven, missing out on God’s best for you. Ask God to give you wisdom to use your time each day as He would like you to use it, according to His purposes for your life.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you that wherever I am, you are there with me; help me to trust you daily.
Scriptural Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8