God on Vacation

I’m away from home.

Those quiet times aren’t quiet and there never is time or opportunity to deliberately spend time with Him.

The Bible studies and church gatherings I love are in the rear-view mirror.

And my Godly behavior slips away.

I think, “I can’t wait to get home and restore my Christian life to what it should be.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8 – “But blessed in the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.”

That “tree” is not going to change, no matter what happens.  It is developing roots and has a good chance of handling anything that comes along.

When my conditions change, my relationship with God doesn’t have to change.

As a believer, I have the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit didn’t stay in Amesbury.  He travels!

“There’s so many people around and my “schedule” is all messed up!” Would I dare to think that the Holy Spirit ducks out when things get chaotic?

I need to get it into my head that the Holy Spirit is ALWAYS with me.

I cannot use my away-from-home setting as an excuse for disconnecting from Him.

Vacations are a test of my “root structure.”

I struggle with it.  How about you?

And what do you do about it?

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