Stepping into a New Season

The Bible references new changes and beginnings in our lives as being seasons. Seasons are metaphors for God’s perfect timing in delivering us through all the changes He makes in our lives. These certain seasons can bring about the blessings we reap from having been obedient in following him through those changes even if we did not fully understand or welcome them.

These seasonal cycles resonate deepest when reading Ecclesiastes 3:1-8:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;  a time to love, and a time to hate; time for war, and a time for peace.

God built seasons into His creation for many reasons, one of which is to teach us spiritual lessons. “First the natural, then the spiritual.” “Does not nature teach you?”

Which brings me to my ‘The Broken Preacher’ blog. In 2015, the Holy Spirit spoke expressly to my heart that 2015 was the year of new beginnings. I was unsure how long that season was to last, but late in 2016 I sensed that God had closed the door on that season.

During that time God did a deep refining work in my soul that allowed me to come through a crisis in ministry elated and blessed, beyond words, but broken. And for the first time I was able to just sit in it, write about it as I journeyed. I wasn’t trying to make it go away, and I wasn’t scared of it because I knew that I had been broken for a reason. It was there that  I found strength, restoration and dependence on God.

I take this opportunity to thank each one of you for joining me during this season. I pray ‘The Broken Preacher’ has been helpful to you personally and in your ministry.

But I sense God is now asking for more. The following verse became the anthem of my heart ‘But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you’ – Matthew 6:33 NKJV. I had learned to keep sacred the unhurried time alone with the Lord, morning and night at the least.

For me the objective [a thing aimed at or sought; a goal] of seeking the Kingdom of God is Kingdom Living. After much prayer, counsel and searching I am entering a new season that includes: relaunching my blog as KINGDOM LIVING – The Secret of Walking with God (www.kingdomlivingnow.com); and a facebook page Kingdom Living (@kingdomliving633).

The blog is an overflow of my adventure to live daily in the presence of God and yearn to know the Father heart of God in an intimate way.  I am intentional in placing my life in God’s hands and pursuing obedience while living in the awareness of the reality, presence, power and goodness of God. This surrender and awareness, which are the bedrock of kingdom living, result in the experience of unconditional peace, joy and love, enabling me to treat all people with unreserved love and all things as belonging to God. I have certainly not attained this, though I am committed to pursuing it.

My deep desire to help others[1] become hungry and desperate for the presence of God so His Kingdom will break in on the earth (Heaven open Earth invaded).

My prayer for this blog is to encourage and give inspiration to connect readers with God, to learn the art of listening to God and to enjoy being with God.

I am on a journey and I invite you to share it with me

[1] A broader ministry to the body of Christ

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