Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
February 5, 2013
He Maintains the Seasons
"As long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night" (Genesis 8:22).
On his way to a country church one Sunday morning, a preacher was overtaken by one of his deacons.
"What a bitterly cold morning," the deacon remarked. "I am sorry the weather is so wintry."
Smiling, the minister replied, "I was just thanking God for keeping His Word."
"What do you mean?" the man asked with a puzzled look on his face.
"Well," the preacher said, "more than 3,000 years ago God promised that cold and heat should not cease, so I am strengthened by this weather which emphasizes the sureness of His promises."
It is most reassuring to realize that we serve a God who keeps His promises, for He is the same God who makes possible the supernatural life for the believer. Part of that supernatural life is the ability to accept our lot in life, to be able to say with the psalmist:
"This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24, KJV).
"Springtime and harvest" reminds us that as we sow the seed of the Word of God, He is faithful to give the increase - in His own good time. He simply asks and expects that we be faithful in our part, which is to give out His Word - to plant - at every possible opportunity.
The Christian who lives the supernatural life is enabled by the Holy Spirit to rejoice under all circumstances and to interpret every problem, adversity, heartache and sorrow in a positive light.
Bible Reading: Genesis 8:15-21
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: I will give thanks to the Lord for His faithfulness, no matter what the circumstances. I will faithfully plant the Word of God today whenever and wherever possible, realizing that our faithful God will produce the promised harvest.