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Waiting or Waiting Around

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Seasons do not last forever.

The season that we are in right now will come to an end and we will know what it feels like to embrace our loved ones again, have game nights, and worship with one another in a church service. I know for me, I am awaiting the day of change.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1.

Winter is my least favorite season—I relish all things sunshine. With that said, if I could categorize COVID-19 as a season, I would have to say it is also my least favorite. There is a world grieving the loss of loved ones, feasting on their fears of tomorrow, and uncertain about their future.

If we are not carful we can miss opportunities waiting for a new season to come. Waiting on God is a virtue—however—waiting around for something to happen is redundant; it produces nothing.

So I ask…

  • Are you preparing, or are you just waiting around?
  • What kind of harvest will you produce with the seeds that you are planting now?

If you desire to see souls birthed into the Kingdom of God, then you need to plant the word of God in people’s hearts. We may not be gathering as a church body right now, but you are the living, breathing church of God and you carry His power with you wherever you go.

How can you plant seeds of the word at home and prepare for a harvest?

  1. Share your testimony on social media.
  2. Record a 60 second devotional and post on Instagram or Facebook.
  3. Share your favorite scripture, or something that God spoke to you in prayer.
  4. When your church service is streaming, hit the “share” button, so everyone you are connected with has an opportunity to join.

I believe that we have an incredible opportunity right now in this very unique situation. How we use our time is very important.

Don’t be so eager for this season to end, but ask God, what can I do to prepare myself for what is to come?

 

 

Angela Overton

Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    rhonda norris

    Our Pastor encouraged us to “cocoon” with God during the time of quarantine. He explained some of what happens during the metamorphosis process. Enzymes start to “eat” the caterpillar saving some of the parts for the future butterfly. I thought of God taking away the parts of us He can’t use in His kingdom so that the beautiful butterfly can soar and do mighty and great things for God. Love this.

    • Angela Overton

      Sis Rhonda, I love that illustration of a cocoon, thank you for sharing. I will do my best to cocoon with the Lord during this season – I desire to be transformed!