Keeping God in your Vacation
School is almost out and I have been thinking about all the people who will be vacationing this summer. I live in Alabama near the Gulf so everyone heads to the beach here. Though, family time is fun I can not help but think about how our schedule with God gets moved when we are on vacation.
Some people have their certain morning or night-time with God. If you are one those people then you may keep that time even on vacation. But for the rest of us when the schedule is off the time with Him gets put off. I have thought of some ways that we can still have God in our vacations this summer and enjoy our family time too.
1. Pray when you Wake up
This one sounds easy, but when you are so excited about the day sometimes we forget to thank the one person who allowed us to wake up in the first place. Thank God for your day and ask for Him to bless it and keep you and your family safe.
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.- 2 Corinthians 4:15
“I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.- Psalm 9:1
2. Have a Daily Verse
Try and make time for a daily verse. Whether you have an app on your phone, a daily devotional email, or bring a devotional book try and read it just for a minute. I have The Bible App that has daily verses, but you can download devotional apps.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord ” Psalm 150:6
There is no one like our God who blesses us every day with family, friends, opportunities, and love. We should try to give Him praises for the things he gives us.
For example, if you are on a family vacation in Disney World you know you need to get the kids ready and out the door to catch the bus. Read your verse and then maybe think about it while you get ready and then maybe pray as a family before you leave. Pray that God puts his hand on the bus driver that is going to be driving you and your family to the parks so that y’all get there safe. Then thank him for having the time as a family so that you can make memories and love life.
Wherever you go, just keep God in it.
3. Say your Blessings before meals
This one is pretty easy. Take a few minutes to thank him for your food and your day. Even little prayers like this make God smile on you. Others will maybe see you pray and hear what you say. This could be a blessing for them.
For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.- Romans 11:36
4. Spreading the Gospel
I know that when I am on vacation I always end up talking to people. I know I am weird maybe, but this is when you learn where people are from. Then you talk and learn something new about other parts of the world. This could be a perfect time to mention the Lord. Maybe you are in line for a ride and you start talking, mention your church or a verse. You may have planted a seed for them to seek more about what you said. You do not have to go all out talking about Jesus and the whole story, just maybe mention the love and how much we are blessed.
Sing or hum a praise song. They may ask you what it is, then you have an intro.
Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.- Psalm 105:2
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, Worship his Holy Name”- Name that tune. This is the one I have in my head right now.
No matter where you are try and keep God in the center. You can keep your relationship with God even on vacation and He is will bless it more abundantly than you could have ever imagined.
Do you do any of these things daily or while you are on vacation? If you have any other tips please comment I love to learn about others daily routines.