Summer a good time to re-create relationship with God“It’s summer time and the living is easy.” — George Gershwin.
“It’s summer time and the living is easy.”
— George Gershwin.
For three months every year, we immerse ourselves in any number of recreational activities. Schools and churches empty as beaches, parks and other points of interests swell with those looking for an “easy” time of recreation.
Recreation for most of us means escaping the mundane to have fun with activities we do not normally experience. But technically, recreation is not so much about enjoyment as it is renewal. The word means to re-create. To make over, improve. Where a time of rest and fun can rejuvenate us, there are more lasting benefits.
For example, we could tackle a bad habit that we want to break or embrace a good habit we want to start. The three months of summer are quite adequate to establish new behaviors.
Spiritually, why not experiment with new ways of connecting with God? Find times to be alone and enjoy solitude with Him. Simplify your life to experience a release from pressure. Read some good, spiritual literature. Meditate on scripture passages that speak truth into your life. Plan a spiritual retreat to get away and center in on God for a couple of days.
The goal is to equip yourself against the challenges that are presently getting you down. Many people use summer as merely an escape, only to come back to the problems they could not handle before. By choosing to re-create rather than escape, you could find every season a little more “easy.”