Summer! When, I think of vacations and well, social media is full of amazing vacations some probably cost a lot and some maybe we made a budget or it was a gift. Sometimes, even when we don’t mean to we make assumptions about what others are doing because maybe we are trying so hard and we just can’t or maybe we have different priorities right now.
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Galatians 6:4-18 NIV
We all have different resources and priorities. God has challenged me to make my life mine and not compare or make assumptions. I try so hard to be forever determined to be Christ like. To be obedient with what his plan is. We need to be intentional, to not to confirm to this world. Let us not pull put the credit cards or spend all of God's money on a few days of rest, when you can make memories and rest, using our resources wisely. God does instruct to rest. Maybe your staycation, vacation isn’t a week long, maybe it’s not even a day. However, whatever it is make it amazing for you.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so, on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Genesis 2:2
Now your idea of fun, memories, rest are going to look different from anyone else is because there yours. Let’s take the Beach! I live in Kansas and the beach is not in my budget right now, but I can find a local lake and maybe bring a CD of ocean music, maybe invest in a bag of sand, some sand toys and a blanket and instant beach. Can’t get to a lake, how about beach in the backyard kiddie pool, sand, beach towel umbrella and music. Relaxing day at the Beach and you didn’t even have to leave your home.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
What about a taking a day drive with no itinerary and see what adventures you can find. Have you ever taken a trip to your home town visitors center? Take a day and act like a tourist. Check out Google, You Tube, Pinterest, local library, and of course your visitor’s center are great resources. Key words to search are Staycations, or Vacation on a budget.
The possibilities are endless.
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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