Changing Seasons with Thanksgiving

Introduction: Daniel knew about changes. Being taken hundreds of miles from his home as a teenager, he experienced a different culture. But he did not compromise his convictions. In fact, he understood that the God of the Bible was in
CONTROL. This devotion will explore how we can trust the Lord in the midst of CHANGES in our life.

1. Daniel understood that it is God that allows different seasons by setting UP one leader and putting down another LEADER! (Dan 2:20,21)

“20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
“21And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding.”

After a prayer meeting, God revealed to Daniel incredible insight. In fact, he witnessed several kings and kingdoms that moved on the scene and then moved off the scene. Therefore, Daniel praised his God. Will you?

2. Daniel understood that it is God that allows different seasons for enlarging our INFLUENCE! (Dan 2:22)

“22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”

Light dispels the darkness. Jesus declared that He was the light of the world (John 8:12). But He also told His disciples that they were to be the light of the world (Matt 5:13-16). Are you lighting this dark world?

3. Daniel understood that it is God that allows different seasons! (Dan 2:23)

“23I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.”

A prayer of THANKSGIVING was offered to the Lord because He is in CONTROL of the seasons, the Kings, and our life as we yield to Him. Are you yielded to Him? His will for your life?

Conclusion: Are CHANGES coming your way? As the different seasons come, the various CHANGES follow. But be encouraged. Why? Because our Lord is in CONTROL of the seasons.
Love y’all,
Dr. Randy Reese