I was talking with a good friend recently about how the summertime often seems to bring a “spiritual slump.” It often happens to mature believers who get off their normal routines that have led to the maturity in the first place (school out, vacations, camps, etc.). A few things that can help are:
- Be sure to stay in God’s Word consistently.
With schedules being sometimes different in the summer, make sure you’re not neglecting personal time in the Word. It helps to have a plan. Download the Luke summer reading plan. Discipline yourself to read @ least 15 minutes each day.
- Set some spiritual goals for the summer.
Some examples could be: memorize a portion of Scripture with someone, read at least one Christian book (recommended reading list includes: Gospel by J.D. Greear, Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman, Change My Attitude by James MacDonald, Reason for God by Tim Keller), invite a neighbor to church, etc.
- Participate in your church’s special events.
While you might be gone some Sundays, be sure to prioritize special events like Student Camp, Vacation Bible School, Community outreach days, etc.
- Stay connected to your small group through extra texting, etc.
Be sure to text prayers or praises to your community (Connect Group, etc.)
Hope this helps!