Is there a difference between the thinking of a 20- or 30-something-year-old single male and a 40- or 50-something never-married single male about getting married? I will address that in the next article. In the meanwhile, first, view the video on the “HIS” Webpage. After that, view the response from her HERE of the marry-me-or-don’t-bother-coming-over ultimatum given by her. This film clip is from the movie “Picnic,” which was released by Columbia Pictures in 1955.

Woman Praying

New Beginnings

By Victoria Hundley

During the winter season, while everything looks dead, the trees and plants are just dormant and are preparing itself for something new this coming spring. 

God is preparing something new in you. You may have felt for a long time that you have been dormant like nothing is happening in your life but be encouraged that God is preparing you for something great. A new beginning, a new start, a new season. God has things in store for you and wants to prepare you for them, He wants to get you ready for this new season that is coming up. You may feel like you have been dormant for a long time and felt like nothing is happening but God has been preparing you for something great. You are about to blossom into a new season of what God has called you to do. 

Did you know that while a tree is dormant above ground, the roots are hard at work, preparing for the springtime? While it is dormant, roots still seek out and soak up water and tend to extend further, creating a better, stronger base for the future mature tree. Keeping the plant watered is vital to keeping it alive during this time. Also, you may not have known, it’s this underground growth that helps create a thicker trunk for the tree as well. The transport of sap from the tree to its roots encourages growth specifically in the trunk of the tree. This means that every winter, while the tree is preparing to go dormant, its trunk is growing thicker and stronger to support the tree when it flushes1 again in spring.

What this means for you is while you are dormant, you are to soak up the water of the Word of God so when the new season arrives, you will have a stronger foundation and a better root system in your life based on the Word of God. You will be prepared for that new season God has for you. You are just in a dormant season but God has something new for you right around the corner.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NKJV

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.”

1A spurt of growth, notably the annual spring flush in temperate climates, when shoots elongate and early wood is laid down rapidly. Shoots and roots tend to flush in a complementary manner, one then the other…

This is a great time to evaluate your life and see if there are some adjustments you need to make. Adjustments like, how much time are you attending to the Word of God? Are you reading your bible, listening to bible based teaching to keep yourself filled with faith? What about exercise and eating healthy, how about your finances? A new year is a great time to adjust the priorities in your life.

If you feel like you have been in a dormant season, just use this time to prepare yourself for what God has prepared for you next. Just like those trees are dormant during winter, they are preparing themselves for something beautiful this spring. Take this time to prepare yourself for something beautiful that God has prepared for you this next season. You will be glad you did.