Summer, summer, summertime
Time to sit back and unwind…
If you just envisioned Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, you are my people.
“Summertime–a time to sit back and unwind,” Will and Jazzy rap.
While summer lends itself to a little R-n-R, there’s something you should know: taking a spiritual vacation is never an option.
You see, often during our moments of panic, distress, crisis or uncertainty, we cling with white-knuckles to God.
We pray, fast, call on prayer warriors, say novenas–anything and everything to have a little reprieve and dial in a 9-1-1 call to The Big Guy for some help.
When things slow down, however, when we are living a more relaxed pace of life–our health is stable, our job is going well, our relationships are smooth sailing–we often take a spiritual vacation.
This should never be an option.
We know “the enemy prowls like a lion looking for someone to devour.”
(1 Peter 5:8) And guess what, sunshine? He’s going to go for the one who’s resting, the one who’s not on his/her game–not the one who’s alert, ready, and prepared for an attack.
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it’s the middle of summer, and while you may be on a vacation from work or the busyness of life as you know it, have you taken a spiritual vacation, too?
If so, it’s time to get back to work.