“For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” – Song of Solomon 2:11-12
I used to call on God only when I needed Him.
A morning devotional was my guaranteed time to communicate to Him. I could tell him my prayer requests and let Him know I needed Him on my side that day. Then the day would begin and if things got tough, I’d look Him up again and see if He could come and right my ship until I could proceed to take the controls again.
There’s so much of God to miss in this approach and the only guarantee is that my view of God fell short.
It reminds me of what we encounter each year as the season changes from winter to spring.
Here in Texas, it is a gradual change, but nonetheless, a change is usually in the air during March when it should be, and it’s usually signaled by rain.
That’s what I love about the verse above. On the other side of winter, the season where living things grow dormant or die, life abounds.
If your relationship is dormant or quite frankly, feels like it is dying, have hope.
God is available every moment. You can communicate with Him continuously. He is for you and nothing can stand against you if your hope is in Him. Things will get tough. It is not enough to hand over control to Him when you’ve had enough; it’s about handing over the reins to your life without wanting them back.
Like the changing Texas seasons, it may be a gradual change as you approach God this way, but you are guaranteed life will flourish.
The winter is past. Time to sing.