Daily Devotional for Friday April 05, 2019

Scripture:

Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (NASB) ‘For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. ‘The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land. The fig tree has ripened its figs, And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along!’”

Observation:

It seems to take forever to get here! Living in an area where we have the changing seasons, spring seems to take forever to arrive. The winters in our area seem to outlast the spring, summer and fall seasons or maybe it just feels like that. In our scripture, we see how Solomon shares about the changing seasons. In a man’s life, we go through seasons, even in our spiritual walk. There are seasons where we find ourselves closer to God, and then for some reason we find ourselves slowly slipping away. Our Bible reading falls prey to a busy schedule. Time spent in prayer seems to be pushed aside by a full calendar of events and we end up in a season of no harvest. It is during these dry seasons, we must endure to hold firm upon our faith and remain constant and moving forward with the things of Christ! In the “Surge” lesson series found at men.ag.org, you will find more biblical wisdom about standing strong in the changing seasons of your life.

Application:

Take a look at your life in the last six months. Can you see seasons of closeness, or separation, with God?

Has Bible reading and/or prayer fallen by the wayside?

Describe the season of your spiritual life which you are experiencing now.

Get together with a small group of men and go through the lesson series “Surge” found at men.ag.org.

Adapted from “Surge” lesson series. Men’s Ministries FREE download: https://men.ag.org/Discipleship/Identity/Surge TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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