By: Abigayle Mutua
As you’re coming into ministry, I welcome you on board. This is one of the most rewarding and non rewarding Work you’ll ever do. It’s not a job, it’s work.
There are two seasons that you must experience in this work. You’ll experience a dry season and a wet season. The dry seasons are times when character
is formed, while wet seasons are times of growth when gifts are given and developed.
Have you ever had a dry season? A season when God seemed silent? A season when you received no revelation? A season when your prayers appeared to go unanswered?
If you have walked the road of discipleship with Christ for very long at all, I am sure you already know what I mean when I talk about a dry season. If you are a Christian and have never experienced a dry season,you will at some point. Guaranteed!
A dry season is not much fun when you are going through it, but it is essential for strong spiritual growth.
Wet seasons are times of blessing, times of growth and expansion, offruitfulness and promotion. Dry seasons are seasons of pruning andpreparation in anticipation of the next wet season. Dry seasons are the times of the cross, and wet seasons are the times of resurrection life. In order to build a healthy, balanced Christian life we need both.
It is one thing to know that dry seasons will come but quite another to know what to do when they arrive. What do you do when God seems silent? How do you cope when your channel of revelation and words fromthe Lord seems to have dried up? Quite often when this happens you will be tempted to quit,to give up. That is the last thing you should do! A dry season is a time to press in to the Lord harder and farther and with more passion than before. In fact,that is one of God’s primary reasons for letting us go through periods of dryness: to make us thirstier for Him.