Isn’t this little guy cute?
Looking up the defintion of sloth I found slothfulness isn’t so cute =habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness; shiftlessness, idleness, slackness.(Dictionary.com) In a word lazy.
With the summer comes a much less structured schedule and the temptation to be lazy. Isn’t that what summer is for? The lazy, hazy days of summer? Staying up later, sleeping in a little later than usual. Although this summer I am finding sleeping in late isn’t happening and Lauren hasn’t been home for two weeks, so my schedule has been even more open. And with an ‘open’ schedule comes the freedom to do farmers markets, lunch and coffee with friends, more reading and writing and vacation. My schedule does slow down this time of year, but I don’t want my time in God’s Word to take a vacation. I have to be intentional in my reading, studying, and meditating on the food for my soul. I don’t take a vacation from eating in the summer so why would I take a break from eating the Food that satisfies like no other?
Being intentional = on purpose. I intentionally spend time in God’s Word presently
- reading through the Old Testament, in Nehemiah right now
- Reading a daily devotional by Nancy Leigh Demoss
- listening to the Bible on my iphone when I go to bed or when I’m walking
So many ways to get God’s Word into my life.
How are you being intentional this summer? How do you fight against the sloth of summer?
Found this article by Al Mohler on loving God’s Word.