“Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”

Joel 2:23


This past winter was an unusual one temperature wise. 

It never really felt like winter except for perhaps a few days

here and there. Because of the mildness of the winter, we

transitioned into spring without having experienced the cold,

snow and freezing temperatures that we are accustomed to

when we think of winter.


As I thought about this, I compared it with our spiritual

seasons and how they change also.  There are times in our

spiritual lives when we do not realize that God is desiring to

transition us into a different season and the reason could be

that we have become comfortable and haven’t realized that it’s

time for a change.  


Our spiritual springtime should serve as a reminder that even though our winter was mild, it represents what could be the coldest and darkest times in our lives, but here comes spring which represents new life. 


During this season, allow God to send you your latter rain keeping in mind that the former rain was necessary because it was a time of planting and preparing you for the latter rain, the abundant showers associated with abundant blessings, spiritual gifts, a new start and those things that He has promised you in His word.


People of God, remember in this season to be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God.



"Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world."  

~ Virgil A. Kraft ~

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