Staying hot in the summer!
Over this last week it's been hot! We've seen some of the hottest days on record. There's been lots of very sensible advice about how to stay cool in the heat. But I want to give you five things to help you stay hot this summer.
In Revelation 3:16 it says that we can sometimes become lukewarm in our Christian faith. So here are five simple things to help you keep your faith burning hot this summer:
It’s personal. The passage in Revelation goes on to say that we should turn back round and let Jesus in, he wants to spend time with us.
Be together. Hebrews 10:24/25 says, “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together...but encouraging one another.” We will be gathering as Christian communities at our regular times on a Sunday. Come and join in, be encouraged.
Read the word. We need guidance on the journey. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet”.
Give thanks. A simple thank you can change the atmosphere. A lifestyle of thanksgiving opens our life to the kingdom. Psalm 100:4 says, “enter his gates with thanksgiving”. When we give thanks we start to see life from God’s perspective and become more aware of his presence.
Live Co-mission. When we don’t have a purpose or direction we can quickly become discouraged. Remember that we have been called to be in co-mission with the Holy Spirit. What is He doing today? How will you join in? There is an adventure to go on today - live in co-mission.
Whatever you are doing this summer, I pray that you would be physically cool, but spiritually hot.