The Subtlety of Summer Distractions


July 4th celebrations are upon us and the summer season in the United States is filled with vacations, family trips, youth camps, cookouts, and more!

It is extremely easy to get so involved in and distracted by the many responsibilities during this time of year that we fail to keep ourselves nourished in our relationship with God.  Though we do not realize it, slacking off just slightly during the busy events and seasons allows the enemy to slip in and place snares into our lives.  These snares may be seemingly harmless at first but they will increasingly place bondages that entangle us and prevent us from fully accomplishing or experiencing all that God has planned for us.  

The End Result:  When the busy season slows down, you will find that your godly habits of devotional and prayer times have been replaced by other activities and responsibilities.  Your schedule will remain full and you will find it more difficult to spend time alone with your Father and Creator.

Do not allow yourself to be deceived into giving up the most valuable time of your day to other activities.  You will find that when you place your time with your Heavenly Father first and prominent in your daily schedule, then all other tasks will fall together more smoothly and with less effort.

Alisa and I are praying that you experience a supernatural summer filled with blessings from God as the windows of Heaven are opened in your life!

Going BEYOND Through Christ, 
Pastor Gary & Alisa