Do you remember 5 months ago? It was the beginning of the year and whether you came up with resolutions for 2013 or not there was probably at still a feeling of newness as you looked forward to the year ahead.

And now the year is nearly half over! How did that happen?

Those resolutions may be long gone, or at least hanging by a thread, but the good news is today is a new day!  Check out this great verse that has always helped realign my perspective.

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Summer is my favorite season. I get to be outside more, take some trips with my family, and in general life just takes on a different rhythm. I’ve also found that because my routine changes, sometimes my spiritual disciplines change, and not always for the better.

So, as we head into the Summer season here are three ways that can help keep your faith from becoming stagnant in the weeks ahead and keep the Lord as your portion.

Worship On The Go
Worship is more than just singing songs it’s living life in a way that brings glory to God and honors him. Maybe you’ll be missing some Sunday Church gatherings this Summer while you’re on vacation but that doesn’t mean your worship has to stop. If you’re out in nature take a moment to pause and reflect on God’s creation and just give him thanks (worship). If your family is on vacation take intentional time to thank God for his blessings and even have a family devotion time (worship) as part of your vacation time. Even a moment spent in worship can be powerful food for your soul.

Re-Connect
No, I’m not talking about fixing your WiFi, I’m talking about people. Between work, school, and other activities the opportunities to just hang out, eat food, and fellowship are often hard to come by. Think about the significant spiritual conversations you’ve had over the years. Many of them happened in a coffee shop, out on a walk, or late night in the living room of your house. Be intentional this Summer and create opportunities to have real conversations with people. Dig deep, listen, pray, and watch how God can use other people as a catalyst for your faith.

Re-Discover
Let the natural change of pace that Summer brings disrupt your routines in a way that causes you to approach your faith from a new perspective. Reflect, read, and pray in different environments or in different ways. If you’re a list and routine type of person try something different. If you’re more spontaneous try adding just a bit of structure to your Summer schedule. You might be surprised at how a little tweak to how you normally do things can help you re-discover and breathe new life into your relationship with God.

 

What are some of the things you’ve tried that helped breathe new life into your Faith?
Feel free to share them in the comments section below.