What are your plans for this weekend? How will you be spending July 4th weekend?
After a long year with very little travel, we're excited to get away to the beach this weekend with family and friends. We're especially excited to celebrate the incredible blessing of FREEDOM!
I don't know about you ... but when we're traveling with family or taking even a short break away from our normal routine, it can be SO easy to let our devotional time take the back burner.
So before we hop off for our Sabbath and much-needed family time, I wanted to share 4 simple tips to encourage you to stay connected with God - not just this weekend, but every day.
1 - Prioritize time alone with God
It's easy to say God is our #1 priority; it's much harder to live like that is our reality, especially when we're out of our normal routines. If you're someone who likes to read the Bible in the morning but also likes to sleep in on vacation, plan ahead for a time you'll carve out to spend alone with God this week.
2 - Spend time reading the Bible
If you want to grow in your faith and deepen your relationship with God, spending time reading through the Bible is incredibly important - and powerful! Having a plan helps stick with this commitment and build the habit of spending time in God's word every day. We're currently reading through the Bible in a Year - but there are tons of devotionals and plans to help you read through the Bible! The YouVersion Bible app is a great place to start if you need help finding a plan.
3 - Gratitude
Let's remember to keep a heart posture of gratitude this weekend. One of the most-loved sections of the Kairos Journal is writing down 3 things you're grateful for each morning. It's such a powerful way to start your day by praising God for all He has done and continues to do!
4 - Reflect & journal
We read the Bible with the mindset and expectation that we will hear from God - it's why we never travel without our Bible & Daily Kairos journal. Even when we're away from home, we want to be intentional to reflect and write down what God is saying to us in His word and in our prayer time.
Remember, God doesn't take holiday weekends :)
He is with us ALWAYS. God is ALWAYS moving and ALWAYS at work! So let's be intentional to be present with him too.