Everyone Loves Spring Break!

“He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.”King David

Carolyn and I were walking past the school at 3:30 last Friday afternoon. It was the typical spring break scene, with a jubilant crowd gathered around just laughing and smiling. You could see the joy written all over their sweet, young faces, and I called out to them, “It must be Spring Break”. The happy group immediately let me know that I had that right.

And these were just the teachers…

you can only imagine how excited the kids were!

High on the list of the things I truly enjoy about this life of blessingare the occasional breaks God gives to renew our lives. From that “dream vacation” to the simple pleasures of the first day of the week that He set aside for remembering He and His Son, God has blessed our lives with many opportunities to regenerate both body and soul.

If you are enjoying Spring Break this week, might I make a suggestion that is sure to enhance your vacation even more? When you rise tomorrow morning (or afternoon), why not take a moment to thank God for the day? There is something very energizing about prayer, and thankfulness is an importantpart of that privileged conversation that God has gifted us with.

And then, before you even have a bite to eat, why not read a bit from God’s word? Whether you just open up your Bible at random, or go back to familiar and comforting passages, the word of God will renew your thoughts in such a way as to give you momentum for the entire day.

If you will do these small things – not just in your time off, but as a practice in your busy times as well, you will find a bit of “spring break” waiting for you at the beginning of each day.

And, you know how much you love Spring Break!

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10, KJV