Those Hot Summer Days . . .

Been loving summer? Having tons of fun? Been a bit hot and need to cool off?

When I was little we’d run through the sprinkler. It was the really cool thing back then. And the coolest thing to keep cool.

Or we’d take trips to Dairy Queen. The choices were chocolate or vanilla. You’ve sure got it made!shutterstock_116126008

But my favorite memory was when my dad took all of us, late at night, to A & W for root beer. That’s when the AC had gone out at home, and we got to ride in the car in our PJ’s with the windows rolled down taking in the late night summer air. We sure thought that was great!

So what do you do when those summer days are hot and the sweat’s dripping down?

Do you sip on something cool? Chomp on ice cream? Dive in a pool or lake?

Whatever it is, I’m sure it’s refreshing.

And you know what? That’s the way it’s with God . . . when we feel hot, in trouble, in ‘hot water’ . . . when we need a way out, a way to cool off. Whether it’s friends, parents, or just simply life. Remember, He wants you to come to Him. He’s got the answer for what you’re dealing with, and He will cool you and refresh you when you listen to Him.

Jeremiah 31:25 says, “I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” I love that verse!

So when things are hot and you need to cool off, turn to Him, run to Him, and let Him cool and refresh you . . . just like you do on a hot summer day.


HeartDream Chat – How do you keep cool in the summer? How has God refreshed you?





Summer Loves

Loving your summer? Doing what you love to do? Is it hiking to a mountaintop or in the deep woods? Spending days at the pool? Going to the family cabin or fishing at the lake?shutterstock_109956671

Whatever it is, remember that God loves you and wants you enjoying your life. He wants you doing what you love and trying new things, too . . . having new adventures . . . making new discoveries. And why is that? Because He’s the God of all creation, the God of adventure and fun.

So how about conjuring up a list of things you’ve never done . . . some things you’d like to try . . . like finding a cozy spot and writing a fun story or song, or inviting the new girl down the street on a picnic with your friends, or hiking a new mountaintop, exploring somewhere new. Then grab a friend and celebrate in God’s creation doing those things you love . . . those things that make you, YOU! Then remember to thank and praise Him for the life He’s given you!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

shutterstock_80556304HeartDream Chat – What are your summer loves? What’s a new adventure you’d like to try?