June 26, 2017

It’s SUMMERTIME!!! The time of the year when schedules and routines go out the door, days are long and nights are short, and when dedication to the disciplines takes a backseat. It’s funny that we seem to have “nothing” to do, but “everything” to do at the very same time. It’s also the time of year when Satan’s schemes against us are intensified and he tempts us to doubt God’s Word and His goodness, and become discouraged because we’re looking at our problems rather than God. He’ll try to: divert our attention by making wrong things seem attractive, so that we long for them; make us feel defeated, so that we don’t even try; and delay our investment in the things we should, so that they never get done. If we’re not intentionally persevering in the fight for our discipleship, it’s easy to allow other things to become lord over our time, emotions and will, causing us to spin out on unimportant things. Ladies, our summer time must be surrendered! Christ must be Lord over it! The reality is that God still wants to invoke change in us and through us…even in the summer.  So, where are you reading in the Word? What are you praying for and against? Who are you meeting with for mentoring or accountability? How are you reaching out in your church? If you don’t have an answer for these questions, it’s not too late to change course. Start today and resolve to live out Proverbs 16:3, “Commit your works to the Lord, submit and trust them to Him, and your plans will succeed, if you respond to His will and guidance.” Allow Jesus to be Lord – even over your SUMMERTIME!!!

Laura Hess
The Well Bible Study Ministry