"In every season, I am alive with the life of God."
If I were to come upon an apple tree in the middle of winter, I might think from the looks of its bare branches that this tree will never again bloom and bear fruit. Yet when I return to that same tree in the spring, the beauty and fragrance of its blossoms will fairly shout : "I am alive!"
Just as the appearance of the apple tree changes with the seasons, so does my appearance change. Yet such appearances do not tell the truth about me. If I am going through a season that seems bare because of a challenge, I have hope because I know that God's spirit within me is alive.
And because God's spirit is within me, life, joy and wisdom are ready to burst forth and declare, "Yes, I am alive with the life of God!"
"The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life."
- Job 33:4
(From : 'Daily Word' magazine by Silent Unity, a world wide prayer ministry)