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Seasons of Life

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Genesis 8:15–22 NIV84
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number upon it.” 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on the earth—came out of the ark, one kind after another. 20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Genesis 8:15–22 NIV84
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number upon it.” 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on the earth—came out of the ark, one kind after another. 20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. 22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Life is a compilation of seasons. We must learn to navigate the many seasons we will live through. We will have seasons of rejoicing, seasons of heartache, seasons of despair, seasons of abundance, and many other seasons. In we are told:
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Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV84
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
Understanding your seasons will make each season easier to navigate.

1. Seasons in Noah’s life

a. Season of obedience
b. Season of isolation
c. Season of destruction
d. Season of sacrifice
e. Season of renewal
f. Season to relaunch

2. Understand your seasons

1 Chronicles 12:32 NIV84
32 men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;
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a. Are you in a season of building or rebuilding?
b. Is it time to sacrifice?
c. Is it time to come out of your safe place?

3. Understand what must be done

a. Noah understood what had to be done after the flood
b. Lessons learned keep us from lessons repeated

4. Your ark was not your final destination

a. The ark’s purpose was to preserve your life
b. The ark was not meant to be a resting place
c. Too often we are afraid of leaving the place that kept us alive during a flood
d. Time to get out of the survival season
e. Noah survived in the ark
f. Noah and his family soared outside the ark
g. Noah and his family were given the command to be fruitful after stepping out of survival mode

5. Time to sow for your future

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