06/04/2018 in: Inspirationon
The winter is so dreary in Spokane (where our office is located). The sun rarely makes an appearance. By the time March rolls around we are all desperate for blue skies, warm weather, getting outside and out-of-town—SUMMER. Praise the Lord that it’s almost here!
Although summer is a fantastic for spending quality time with family, being active, and traveling, it can also distract you from important responsibilities. I doubt I’m the only one who procrastinates on getting into God’s Word from June – September. It’s easy to confuse short-term and long-term happiness. If I don’t think before making a decision, I will always choose a hike with friends or trip to Lake Coeur d’Alene over quiet time with the Lord.
LET’S MAKE THIS SUMMER DIFFERENT
How can we keep from making the same mistakes this summer?
ONE: We have a bunch of reading plans in the app! These are a great way to kickstart your summer reading. Set reminders for yourself to get into the Word every day—even if it’s just for 15 minutes.
TWO: Take your Bible study WITH YOU. Remember, Olive Tree Bible… APP. You can get into the Word from your phone or tablet wherever you are because you don’t need wifi. If you haven’t tested this out, here’s a challenge for you. This summer, make it a goal to study God’s Word in the most remote places (or even just places without Internet, which feels pretty remote to me!). Here are some ideas:
- the beach
- on a mountain
- in an airplane
- in the car (when you aren’t driving, obviously!)
- some huge gathering where service is minimal
- visiting family that lives in the middle of nowhere
NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!
Take a picture of yourself studying God’s Word this summer (anywhere will do, but the more unique, the better!). Then, post to Twitter, or Instagram. Tag us, mention us, whatever you want. Just let us know you’ve shared where you’re at and use #ReadStudyAnywhere. If we see your image, and can send you a direct message through Twitter or Instagram, then we will send you a link to download the Olive Tree Bible Overview for free.
Now, what are you doing!? Get studying!