How has your summer gone? Have you been enjoying the warmer weather, time off from school or work, and carefree days to just enjoy yourself? That, of course, is what summers are for, but it can also become a time to take a vacation away from God. Maybe we are too busy going here or there to go to church regularly during the summer months. We take vacations which can limit our attendance at church on Sundays. Our schedules are different and it is easy to skip doing devotions or reading the Bible as regularly as we normally do.
James 4:8a states Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. God wants us to have a continuous relationship with Him. He wants us to enjoy the blessings He provides and He desires us to involve Him in all that we do. LWML has many resources that you can use to stay connected with God even though you may be away from home or our usual routines. Visit lwml.org and you will find many devotions and Bible studies that you can print out and take with you as you travel. Take along the Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly to read as you relax at the lake. Praise God for the beauty of His world as you visit different areas of the country and spend time with family and friends. And remember He desires a relationship with you.
LWML North Dakota District President