June officially starts the summer season. Although most of June is in spring, the last few days officially begin our famous (infamous?) hot summer temperatures. One often looks forward to escaping the routine, the obligations and going on a vacation. These are desirable thoughts and aspirations. We all need a break from life’s routines.
However, as amazing the thoughts of a brief escape, one must also contemplate the fact that the greatest benefit is to find true rest in our daily walk with Christ.
It is easy to lose focus on faith. A vacation is from obligation but not from inspiration. We cannot lose our focus on Christ. Here are some quick tips for practicing summer time faith.
1. If you are away, look for a Bible believing church to worship in.
2. If there are no churches available, then have family devotion time.
This would include Bible studies or stories, singing, worship and
praise music, sharing and praying.
3. Take a daily devotion book with you or a Daily Bread (available in
Church lobby for free) and have God time each day.
4. Remember to share with others about Jesus. We all need God love.
5. Remember to be consistent in your financial support through your
tithe and offerings. The ministries of our church continue and even
increase during summer season.
a. You can leave your tithe and offering (postdated checks
can be held) by placing it in a tithe envelope with the date
of deposit boldly marked.
b. Self-Addressed envelopes are available from the church in
order to mail in your contribution.
c. Make contributions through your bank. Automatic payment
(same as you pay your bills online) can be set up for the church.
You will need to include this address when establishing your bill
Southwest Christian Center
P.O. Box 22075
Bakersfield, CA 93390-2075
d. Also, you can establish an account to be able to contribute
through Pay Pal.
Set up your account and contribute your tithes and offerings to Southwest
Thank you for your faithfulness even when absent. You will be missed and we
look forward to your returning to your church family. We will be praying for you.
Go and enjoy your time of fun and worship The SON!
~ Pastor Bob