WORDS OF ENRICHMENT
“Summer is a period of luxurious growth. To be in harmony with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do. Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service. The bounty of the outside world enters and enlivens us.” -Paul Pitchford
I know that I don’t have to remind you about the season we are
living in. A season in which we are experiencing a pandemic and so
much unrest, both of which have affected our entire world and has
certainly affected us all directly or indirectly.
In this summer season, we are still under certain restrictions that we
as believers must abide by as we obey the laws of the land.
In the above quote by Paul Pitchford, he says, “To be in harmony
with the atmosphere of summer, awaken early in the morning and
reach to the sun for nourishment to flourish as the gardens do.
Work, play, travel, be joyful, and grow into selfless service.
The definition of nourishment is the food or other substances
necessary for growth, health, and good condition. The lack of food
and proper nourishment will cause us to become weak, unproductive and even sick.
We definitely need food and other substances for our physical growth, health and to be in good condition so we can live fruitful and purposeful lives naturally.
I would like to encourage us during this difficult and uncertain summer season that when we wake up in the morning to reach to and connect with the Son of God, Jesus Christ. In doing so, I truly believe that we will receive nourishment for our spiritual existence.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Our spiritual nourishment can be found in the word of God. A good daily diet of the Word of God is essential, necessary and needed for our spiritual well-being and growth.
Especially during these times, when we are not able to work, play, travel, worship as we have been accustomed to, we must stay in the Word of God, stay prayerful and in communication with God so that we don’t allow the conditions of our new normal cause us to be malnourished.
During this summer season and into the next season, nourish yourself with love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness and self-control which will help to sustain and keep you.
Stay safe, well and blessed!!!
Summer is a time of spiritual development and personal growth. You might find yourself learning to study scripture better, having deeply significant devotions where you feel God's presence more regularly. You might find God giving you strategic insights. You will notice that you are more effective in your ministry during the summer months.
Summer is the time to water what has been planted during the spring. It is also time to weed out what shouldn't be there. Summer is the most dangerous season because of the heat (natural and spiritual). Be extra careful during this season.
Summer is a time for both growth and of stillness; of hard work in the fields and of relaxing in the cool of the day. Summer is a time for both work and play.
Everything seems to come alive after a long winter and spring. We find ourselves in a world filled with creatures and plants and shimmers of heat as we work in the sun or have backyard cookouts. It is time to enjoy the sounds of children playing in the yard as well as music from the ice cream truck in the neighborhood.