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The word “vacation’” conjures up visions of bliss. Hand in hand strolls on the beach. Children frolicking by the sea. Friends gathered around a table of delicious food. Plenty of Vitamin D with no sunburn. Isn’t our desire to feel refreshed and invigorated?
Vacation according to the dictionary is an extended period of recreation. A chance to leave the stress of everyday life behind is my definition. A chance is all it is, as vacations go awry too often. Let’s seize the moment, shall we?
The vacation myth focuses on externals, but to come home refreshed and invigorated the key is to step out of our ordinary routines.
Pursuing activities where wonder, playfulness, a tad bit of risk, and humor abound. A beach vacation is exactly the opportunity our heart’s desire.
A vacation excursion is offering us space in our schedules for our faith to soar. The internal and external benefits of a vacation will last long after the suntan has faded. Our desire is for God to show up right in the midst of our vacation. The benefit will be an increased faith, memories, and a renewed sense of life. As we walk back through the door into our ordinary, we will have changed.
O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide,which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. Psalm 104:24-25 ESV
As you head to the beach, I would love to offer you a FREE 7-day devotional guide to download and take with you. It will be fun to see where we all vacation. I’ll be at Ft. Morgan, AL a couple of days at the beginning of June.
Link to the devotional is here!