Text: 2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP
“And God grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.”
Good or bad times are different seasons in the life of an individual and as we all know, seasons change.
Yes, God’s plan for us is to live a fulfilled life of peace and prosperity, but we live in a world that wants to destroy everything that glorifies God. This is why we need to be sensitive to what God is doing in every season of our lives.
God’s graces are in different dimensions and they are meant to reveal God in different dimensions, and also to help us come into the fullness of who we are meant to be.
So, we need to be more sensitive to know what each season represents in our journey and what dimension of Himself He is revealing to us.
In some seasons, God shows His grace of sufficiency and provision where He provides everything we need and we don’t have to do much to get all we want. This grace helps us get out of difficult situations like God did many times in the lives of the children of Israel.
There are also some seasons where God gives us the grace of strength and endurance to walk through the storms and challenge ourselves so we can become stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually as He did in the life of king David.
We can call these seasons of strength and endurance the seasons of boys becoming men (Maturity). These are seasons where we are been tried by fire (temptations, trials, pain, disappointment, etc.), so we can be refined into the perfect and strong vessels that can not be moved by the devil to carry both the presence and glory of God.
In every season whether good or bad we might find ourselves, there are different trials, lessons, and experiences we learn from so we can grow in wisdom and stature which would help us come into that fullness of Christ we are aiming for.
We need to always stay strong, prayerful, discerning, and increase our faith in God knowing that He is with us in the fire or storm making all things work together for our good.
2 Corinthians 12:9, Philippians 4:13, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:11-18.