But- summer is also a time that we have the tendency to let go of our spiritual disciplines. Things like, getting up early to start our day with God. Or attending our small groups or Bible studies. Our fun in the sun can leave us exhausted and desiring extra sleep on Sunday mornings, which means skipping Church.
Did you know that Church attendance goes down pretty substantially in the summer? Again, I am not saying that taking a vacation is bad or that spending long weekends away and missing service is a sin. What I am trying to say is, summer still belongs to God. Fun in the sun is an absolute blessing! Getting to spend extra time with our children, getting to see family and friends or swimming until we can’t seem to muster the energy to keep our head above water are joyful times that are an absolute gift. But they should not come at the expense of time with Jesus, or our consistent attendance in Church. We cannot simply push these disciplines away and promise to pick it back up in the fall. Our faith is not seasonal.
It is so easy to let our disciplines slip away and utter these promises for the new season, or even the new year. But what if we took this summer to change things up. What if we took this season to dive deeper, spend more time, learn more and come together as a community for Jesus? What if we spent a long weekend serving our community, picking up garbage on the side of the road or walking through our neighborhoods picking up the weekly ad-paper that nobody brings inside? What if we volunteered our time at a summer camp in addition to attending one? What if we planned a family camping trip with our neighbors who may not know Jesus? What if the summer of 2019 was a summer filled with Jesus instead of coming to Him when It fits in the schedule?
Let’s make this summer a summer of ministry! Are you ready?
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Seek the Lord and His strength; seek his presence continually!
1 Chronicles 16:11, ESV