For Everything There Is a Season

Posted on February 5, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b), and the season for Victory Call has completed it’s time to speak and today will be the last Victory Call.


On June 1st of 2005, the very first Victory Call email went out. The very first Victory Call was written by Diane Hunt, who has written hundreds over the past nineteen years. Many other staff women, and a number of Women of Character grads, have written Victory Call devotionals over the years. The goal has always been to encourage one another in our daily walk. None of us has “arrived” yet. We all wait for that day when we stand before the Lord, complete, finished, like Him.


We all go through many seasons in life – childhood, teen years, young adult, newlywed, new parents, raising children, empty nest, retirement…. Life is full of change. Some of those changes we welcome, others, not so much. But change is inevitable.


So how do we navigate the changing seasons of life? By looking to the One who never changes. By staying anchored in His Word, His love letter to us. He is faithful, and never changes. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).


Our theme verse this year is found in Zephaniah 3:17 (I know, when was the last time you read Zephaniah?). For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. I’ve been going over that one in my head for a couple of weeks now. It was the theme verse of the camp I went to as a child, and they even had a chorus for it. But we’re using the NLT version, that has caused me to see it in a new light and I’ve been lingering on it, phrase by phrase. There’s so much in there. I encourage you to break it down and spend some time in it. Read it in different translations. Write it out by hand. Chew on each phrase of it… For the LORD (is He LORD of your life?)… For the LORD your God (He is God, and I’m not)… is living among you (He is near, in our midst, as close as my computer keyboard).


You get the idea.  I’m going to keep chewing on this and I hope you’ll join me. There’s really enough here to think on for quite a while.


I hope you’ve been blessed, challenged, and encouraged by the ministry of Victory Call over the years. It’s been our privilege to share a few moments with you during that time. The Victory Call archives will remain on our website for you to continue to be encouraged.


Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again (1 Thessalonians 5:23 NLT).


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.


Written by Ruth Schmidt: Ruth Schmidt has worked at America’s Keswick since 1985. She currently serves as Administrative Assistant to Dr. Bill Welte.

Think About This: “If the Almighty directs our steps, we’ve no need to look back over our shoulders.” ― Liz Curtis Higgs

The Daily Bible Reading: Luke 22-24. You can download our 2024 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here.

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20

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