312. Celebrating God’s Grace, Summertime Tips

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Join us as host Janet Berrong shares summertime tips to keep you grounded in the Spirit amidst the business and chaos of the summer season. 


Welcome to Celebrating God’s Grace, a Women World Leaders podcast. I’m your host, Janet Berrong. Thank you for joining me today as we celebrate God’s grace in our lives in this ministry and the world. Please join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for our podcast Monday with Kimberly Hobbs Empowering Lives with Purpose. Wednesday with Julie Jenkins Walking in the Word and Friday with a variety of different hosts Celebrating God’s Grace. I am happy to be back with you. It is summertime here and it offers a great change of pace. Summer is crazy season of sunning and running right? We go from the beach to the pool if we’re lucky. Or we’re toting a winter coat to our freezing office space and dreaming about going to the beach to the pool. The kids are out of school, they’re either loving all their homework free time, or you’re crying over the piles of junk they leave and every room they occupy. But despite all the sunshine and the struggles that summer can bring, we still need to connect with God. But how can we get closer to God when our normal routine has already gone by the wayside? I’m going to give you five summertime soul care tips that you can help you tend to your inner being and keep you grounded in the spirit immense the busyness and the chaos of the summer season.

1) read and or memorize a psalm. 2) Spend time in God’s word. 3) Open up your home to fellowship with others. 4) Go to a Christian concert. 5) Build a summertime worship playlist.

As we spend our time caring for our souls and spiritual well-being through the contemplating or spending time with the Spirit. We are slowly transformed into His image resting, reflecting, and renewing. Resting in the Lord refers to the spiritual rest from confusion, worry, stress, useless human effort and break free from all the internal external mortal and spiritual enemies. As believers we are not granted immunity from the life storms. But we have a choice about how we react to the storms. Jesus said, Come to me all of you who are weary and carry burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you because I am humble and gentle at heart and you find rest in your souls. For my sake it is easy to bear and the burdens I give you is light. Matthew 11:28-30 personal reflection on my own life and sometimes I’m prompted by the Holy Spirit to take a look inside my heart and mind for the purpose of examining my recent actions and thoughts. Psalm 16:11 reads you make known to me the path of life. In the presence there is a fullness of joy at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Nature summer is a season of growth and production in the plant life cycle. flowers and fruits bring fragrance beauty and delicious sweetness. It is time of warmth, extended light slowing down, taking a breath from our usual schedules and the refreshment in our everyday lives. We also need rest in spiritual renewal day to day, just like our bodies need physical rest. This soul care can only happen when we focus on God and rely on his strength to sustain us. Surely God is my help and the Lord who sustains me. Psalm 54 for renewal is always available. When we sin we have we can receive forgiveness. First John one nine. When we lose joy we can pray and have it restored. Psalm 51:12 The joy of the Lord which is the gladness of the heart comes from knowing God abiding in Christ and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 reads, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Pray these words with me. Search me O God and know my heart test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalms 139 23 through 24. Ladies have a fun filled summer and joyful hearts. Until next time, bye.