With the joys of summer here, vacations and family gatherings are in full swing. As we enjoy ourselves to the fullest, we often step out of our everyday routine of studying the Word. As a result, our intake of God’s Word tends to be put on the back burner (I am guilty of this, too!). Because of this, I’ve created a list of Five Ways to Stay Connect to God in the Summer.
Struggling to Engage in the Word
Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the first-ever Karen Kingsbury’s, Believe, Writing Intensitive conference. A more detailed post about my experience will be published soon; however, I knew going into this experience, I wouldn’t have my normal study time. Thankfully, my room had a beautiful balcony, so I spent a little quiet time with the Lord before each day started.
After the conference, my husband joined me for a few days of fun in Franklin. We stayed at the cutest Airbnb with miniature donkeys as our neighbors. The cabin has a small front porch with a perfect view of the rolling hills of middle Tennessee. I couldn’t wait to sit on the porch each morning and meet with God for some much-needed quiet time and a strong cup of coffee.
On the first morning, the conditions were just right – perfect, weather, and gorgeous scenery. As I settled into the rocking chair, about to enjoy the first sip of coffee, the front door opened. My husband, who likes to sleep in a little bit on his days off, was up at 6:30 a.m. My morning route was interrupted.
And that was ok. We took that time to enjoy God’s creation around us (oh, how I love this part of the country!) and plan our day out.
But I still felt that my day wasn’t complete because I didn’t have my quiet time with the Lord.
After this experience, I knew I needed to have a plan in place for the remainder of the summer – staying connected to God is so important.
Five Ways to Stay Connected to God in the Summer
Here are just some of the things that I’ve come up with to get me through the rest of the summer.
- Listen to the Bible on my phone. As I travel this summer, either by car or plane, I can enjoy God’s Word through various apps on my phone.
- Read some great fiction Christian books. For me, summer is the time to get caught up on some great Christian fiction books.
- Participate in an online Bible Study. It’s not too late to join Proverb 31 Ministries Online Bible Study! We are studying Jennie Allen’s book, Get Out of Your Head, Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts. You can sign up here.
- Make every effort possible to go to Sunday church service. Yes, this is hard (especially when you want to sleep in!), but I encourage you to continue to attend your church service throughout the summer.
- Take a walk and enjoy God’s Creation. In the summer months, take some time to enjoy God’s creation around you!
My Challenge to You
As you are enjoying your summer, stay connected to God. He is always there for you. He doesn’t take summers off, and He doesn’t go on vacation. He’s waiting for you! Run and embrace Him!
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My name is Missy, and I am a Child of the King, wife to Craig, mom to Grant and Connor. I enjoy family time and the laughter that comes with it!