1. On this third day in a row of April snow, I’m smiling at the timing of this post.
    And also thankful for the reminder that even in the midst of cold, gray, dormancy God is at work in unseen but very crucial ways.

    1. Oh the snow! I’m actually up in New Hampshire right now and we’re heading home today. We’ve been up here since Sunday and the weather has been atrocious. It actually snowed yesterday. I’m so looking forward to getting home!! But it’s also a perfect example of how much more we appreciate the sun and the warmth when we go through those dark dreary days!

      1. Thank you so much for this. Very enlightening reading which was an answer to prayer as I meditated on Psalm1:1-3 and was pondering on what it means to “bring for his fruit in his season”

  2. This was an amazing read and such a great perspective adjustment. Reading this makes me so proud of the Christian I am growing into. I am on the right track and I thank God for His goodness.

  3. Yes! So often we think that bearing fruit is our “job” as Christians, but the bearing only comes as we abide in Him–He does the work in us and the fruit comes as a result. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Analogies with seasons make so much more sense to me than a lot of other things! Bearing fruit as a Christian is a great example, and you explain it so well, thank you!

  5. Wow wow wow!! I’d never heard this quote. What a concept. Thank you for sharing this and explaining about it so well.

  6. I’m a true warm-weather girl. But I tell others I pray not to be a fair-weather Christian. We live in an area that experiences all four seasons. Winter has always been my least favorite season. Yet, we see in all of Scripture the purposes for seasons and times AND fruit. Beautiful post.

    1. Thank you so much Karen! After living down south for a few years I’ve developed a new appreciation for winter! Not sure how long that will last though lol

  7. I grew up in California where we don’t really have season but I have the opportunity to live part time where we do have season. At first I didn’t appreciate the “ugly” seasons but I am learning how we need each season to prepare us for the next. I am loving watching the trees burst forward with life after looking pretty dead. I do am ready to jump forward after a season of winter. Thank you for your encouragement.

  8. The silent season is such a difficult place to be. Great post! Thanks for the reminders. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  9. Great post, and I love the quote! It’s true, all the seasons are necessary. In winter, although we might not see growth, important growth is happening under the surface and I think that’s often true spiritually too!

  10. I learned so much reading through this, and am taking heart at the wonderful reminders of pruning being an act of love. 2 Corinthians 4 is one of my favorite chapters, so that verse especially made me smile in light of all you described. Amen and amen to all this!

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