Read this featured note by Pastor Ricky Plummer
My youngest son informed me this past week that he only had about 7 weeks left of school. And, while we are still experiencing a few mild temperature days summer time is fast approaching whether we like it or not. It is hard to believe summer is already here. Time sure does fly by.
I want to encourage you to be intentional with your summer and not let the busyness of life rob you of valuable time. As parents we only have about 17 or 18 summers with our children, so make them count.
When I say make them count I mean make them count for eternity. We can make a lot of different investments into our children but only those eternal investments will matter in the end. Ask the Lord to help you develop an intentional plan of spiritual investment into your family this summer. Find a conference to attend together, encourage your students to be involved in the church sponsored camps and activities, or pick a book of the Bible to read through and talk about together.
As believers I encourage to invest in the lives of others. Ask God to put someone on your heart that you might invest in over the next few months. Summer will give us a little extra time to make those investments. The apostle Paul encourage Kingdom investing in 1 Corinthians 3:10-13 when he wrote, According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one's work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one's work, of what sort it is.
I encourage each of you to be involved in our small group Bible studies on Sunday mornings. The health of our church family depends on your faithfulness to serving the body with your God-given gifts. Find a place to serve others. See you Sunday!