I have noticed through the years that most Christians do not have the slightest understanding of the word 'season' . Our Lord is a seasonal God. He comes, He departs. His faithfulness never changes, but His season do! There are seasons when the tree is green, there are seasons when it is dry, and seasons when for the life of us, the thing looks dead. Now, does this mean you are serving some capricious God who comes and goes on a whim? Or, could it be that it is only through seasons that true growth can take place?
Paul tells us, 'Does not nature teach us?' Fruit from a tree comes to us as a result of three or four seasons.
The Christian and the Lord's body both need rain and sunshine, cold and hot, wind and doldrums; seasons of joy, seasons of sorrow and seasons when the Lord is so real it seems any activity we might undertake is a spiritual experience.