“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
~ Colossians 3:17
As school is coming to an end and summer begins, I am rejoicing! This is the first year I’ve homeschooled two children with the third at Bastrop High School, and taught a homeschool co-op class while working. I am more than excited that summer is here. My thoughts have immediately gone to… it’s time to relax, there’s no required homework, and no required teaching. Where’s the beach, the river, and when can I go camping? But in that same moment, I am reminded that it’s not time to lag behind in diligence, but to be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. (Romans 12:11)
Summer is a great time to relax and rejuvenate! However, it is equally important to remember to stay diligent in whatever the activity in which you engage, and do it with all your ability (Ecclesiastes 9:10). “Do not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.” (Hebrews 10:25) “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.” (Ephesians 6:7-8)
I would like to encourage you this summer to relax and refresh your mind body, and soul, but do so by:
- Getting into God’s word and building your relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Pray about how you and your family can serve the Lord this summer, and feel free to join us at one of our sites.
- Plug into your local church serving and encouraging one another.
As you devote yourself to prayer, please continuously pray for Mission U-Too’s staff, leadership, and volunteer’s that God will give them many opportunities to speak about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.