Even though the calendar isn’t officially Summer yet, June sparks that thrill that
we feel, as it’s time to dip our toes into cool water and sit and watch the
butterflies flutter and the bees buzz by. Summer brings on the promise of “free time.”
Time away from our calendars, our schedules, and our routines. Even if it’s a day away, a weekend away, or a week away. Summer is the time of vacations,
Summer camps, Summer barbeques, etc!
As Summer comes into my life this year, it brings with it the promise of longer days as the weather gets warmer and the sun stays out longer, and inevitable change. With the heat comes to desire to have a nice cool glass of lemonade. I have a lemon tree in my backyard: in fact I have two! And one of them is producing lemons year round! As I pull the lemons from the tree, bring them inside and cut them in half, the juice it produces is strong and sour.
That by itself doesn’t taste very good. It takes the addition of a sweetener,
combined with fresh cold water, and several ice cubes to produce the flavor that I want to sip. This reminds me that some of my Summer days will be sweet, and some will be sour. What I have in “my glass” will determine the direction of those days.
Hebrews 5:14 says,
“Solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
Constant use means that, although there will be times of refreshing and taking a break–much like Summer can be–in order to be a mature Christian, I need to keep my prayers and the filling of God’s word a daily habit in my life.
A daily dose of God’s Word sweetens a sour day.
So while I sit at my patio table and sip my cool refreshing lemonade through a straw, I will open the Word of God, read His truth, thank Him for it, and be prepared to face the sweet and sour days of Summer.
As we enter in this refreshing season of change called Summer, I hope you’ll jump in with me with both feet as we savor this series on Lemonade and Lessons. Hoping your week is sweet!
All my love!
Speak Truth Love