A Short Summer Time Devotion

Summer is here, and that means its time to break out the flip-flops, sunscreen, and charcoal. As people make their way to the beaches, as they gather for summer BBQ’s, and sit out by the pool it can be easy to allow the relaxed atmosphere of summertime to carry over into your walk with the Lord. Packed calendars, summer weddings, family reunions, and squeezing in some sort of vacation can leave you needing a vacation from your vacation. So here are a few ways to help you keep God on your mind while you are on your way here and there to your summertime destinations. If you’re heading to the zoo, think about Noah and the ark and the diversity of Gods creation (Genesis 7:1-5). Heading to the beach, talk about the difference between building your house on shifting sand verses solid rock (Matthew 7:24-27). Spending some time near a lake or on a boat, consider how Jesus calmed the storm (Luke 8:22-25. Cooking out at a BBQ, as you enjoy the sweet smell of coming from the grill consider how we are the fragrance of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15). There are many opportunities to bring God into your daily summer activities, so be creative and enjoy your summer more as you consider how God can be seen everywhere you go.