Is your life stuck, frozen in time? Do you feel as though nothing is making progress? Like you are in a spiritual winter, or maybe it’s career, relational, or creative?
When I think of winter, it’s as much a part of God’s plan as any other season: spring or summer. It’s as much a part of your life as any other. We just need to remember that it’s a part not the whole thing. Winters come but thankfully they go too.
Check out this part of the Psalms.
He launches his promises earthward-how swift and sure they come! He spreads snow like a white fleece, he scatters frost like ashes, He broadcasts hail like birdseed-who can survive his winter? Then he gives the command and it all melts; he breathes on winter-suddenly it’s spring! He speaks the same way to Jacob, speaks words that work to Israel. (Psalm 147:15-19 MSG)
It’s at His word that everything changes in our lives. His words are ultimately the words that will work for you. Whether you hear them through a song, sermon, or a scripture they will work. Jesus’ disciples knew this because when they saw everyone leaving Jesus after a particularly hard to swallow sermon He asked them if they were leaving too? Their wise reply, “Only you have the words of life.”.
His words contain His life, in fact Jesus is described as the Word incarnate or Gods very words that have come to life. He is the living reality of everything that God wanted to say to you and I. A living sermon of grace and love. He is the live version of the Bible.
What you need today if life seems frozen is to hear a word from Him. So put yourself in the best place to hear.
1. Read your Bible, yes He will speak to you in a way you can understand.
2. Be in church as much as you can because there are those He has chosen and gifted to speak His words.
3. Replace your normal daily distractions of TV, music, background noise with something worshipful. Put on some worship music, buy it through iTunes, check out Pandora you have a lot of options.
Just one word from Him will melt it all and get life moving again. You just need to hear His voice. Get in a position that you might hear. He is speaking but often we aren’t listening. His words are the words of life.
What He speaks will work for you like it has for many. Believe Him and obey and see a new life spring to life.
We use a reading method called S.O.A.P.
S- Scripture: read a portion of the Bible each day. Be systematic or you’ll read in circles. Have a plan. We publish 1 at www.hofchurch.com
O-observation: observe and write down what you see about God, you, man, anything. Observe truths and principles that it contains.
A-Application: Ask how you can apply this truth to your life today. This is key, like bath soap, no matter how good it’s useless if not applied.
P-Prayer: now you are ready to ask God. Ask Him to help you apply to your life what you just read. He loves answering this prayer. Enjoy the spring because it’s coming.