summer challenge

My year-long bible study through John with women from my church and hometown just ended. As we enter the summer, our fearless teaching leader (who has a WONDERFUL blog) left us with a great charge.

I so loved Emily’s encouraging charge. So, I wanted to share it with you. I thought it was perfect right after the post from John Piper on summer.

So here goes – Here are Emily’s tips for the summer ::

Determine in your heart, soul, mind, and strength to love Him more dearly and to follow Him more nearly…

1. Enjoy breakfast with the Lord, just like the disciples did. So, wake up a little bit earlier and devote those first minutes to the Lord, to His Word, journaling and praying

2. Keep a daily gratitude journal — at the end of each day, write before the Lord 5 blessings from the Lord — you can keep a personal one and or a family one

3. Read a book of the bible.

4. Read through the bible in 90 days; there is a great book, The Bible in 90 Days, so that you could use  just that!

5. Do a study personally or with some friends throughout this summer.

6. Let the Lord equip you now in summer’s sweet slowness for whatever He has prepared before you in the future. Build your house on THE ROCK, so that when the storms come, you come through; so that when summer rains come, you are rooted in Christ!


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I’m reading this book with a group of women in a summer book club at my church *

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