Perpetual Summer

Do You Expect Perpetual Summer in Your Spiritual Life?

The Mexican Riviera (photo courtesy of Barcelo Maya Beach Resort)

The Mexican Riviera (photo courtesy of Barcelo Maya Beach Resort)

I have just recently returned from a trip to the Mexican Riviera where the sun-drenched beaches and azure blue waters  warmed and uplifted my spirit. The trip reminded me that although I don’t experience perpetual summer where I live, I can rest in the fact that summer always returns, both in the natural cycle of nature and in my spiritual life.

My problem is that I’ve come to expect summer all year round in my relationship with God. And when “my winters of discontent” set in, I’m sent reeling with questions, disappointments and doubts. But when I read Romans 8:18 I get God’s perspective on life.

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! (Amplified Version.)

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3 responses to “Perpetual Summer

  1. I think I did and Indian summer is my favorite time of year.

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  2. Church life for a lot of Christians is really a mess. The American church is stuck in a works salvation mold. Part of this stems from our culture in that we were all trained at an early age to work to succeed and I think that carries over to our church life. Have you read Salvation on Sand Mountain ? I recommend it. Also there is a lack of sound theology for most groups. As soon as a group builds a building the theology will change as then ..in order to pay for the expenses the message will change to satisfy the majority and thus the greatest income from the offering. We have a real hard time accepting grace as free, and escaping the guilt from never measuring up to the perfect standard. We have to realize we are sinful, are forgiven and strive to live as close as we can to the perfect without driving ourselves and everyone around us crazy.

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    • Bill, thanks for visiting my site and sharing. I hope it will be very interactive and that we will encourage one another. Did you sign up to follow? That way you will get an email when I’ve made a new post (probably once a week).

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