Summer reminds us of the beauty of God’s creation and the need to slow down. Sometimes, we rarely give ourselves permission to enjoy the season.
Like gazing at the sight of beautiful flowers in bloom, the taste of cool lemonade, the sound of birds whistling, and the soothing sound of waves at the beach.
All of these are enough to remind us of the sovereignty and power of God as each season changes.
- What does the Bible say about summer?
- Bible verses about summer
What does the Bible say about summer?
Summer is a time for growth:
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Everything that God creates, from seed to tree, has the capacity to evolve. So it is okay to embrace growth.
Getting angry at corrections, skipping classes, and holding on to items you’ve outgrown should all be things of the past.
Summer is also the time for reconnection.
Running away from loved ones just to avoid offering forgiveness isn’t helpful to anyone. Some people believe holding on to bitterness or hatred
That would make the offender realize their mistake. Spoiler alert! Rather, we become prisoners of our own prisons.
One of the best books on forgiveness is “Bait of Satan: Living free from the deadly trap of offence by John Bevere. This book has helped millions around the world and can help you to truly understand forgiveness.
However, if you need therapy, pray and ask God to guide you to the right one. You can also consider speaking to a good guidance counselor at school
You can always speak to God, who is always accessible. You can also be rest assured that your secret is safe with Him.
Summer is also a time of refreshing
Do you give enough time to self-care? We are often busy pouring into other people that we pay little attention to our health.
This is also a great time to develop an intimate relationship with God. Pick up your Bible, get a great journal, and listen to the Holy Spirit.
You don’t need God to appear in your room with thunder and lightning, just being still is enough.
Bible verses about summer
Here are seven scriptures about summer that would lift your spirit and remind you of God’s faithfulness.
“So I tell you, don’t worry about the food or drink you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. 26
Look at the birds in the air. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, but your heavenly Father feeds them. And you know that you are worth much more than the birds.
27 You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it.Matthew 6:25-27 NCV
The trap of comparison often sets in when friends or other families talk about the exotic places they will be visiting and we can’t afford a plane ticket.
As a child of God, let’s remember that no situation lasts forever. There would be difficult times, no doubt, but it would turn out for our good.
The happiest people in the world are not necessarily those who have it all. But those who have learned how to be content and grateful for what they have
Never allow the temporal things of life to choke your joy.
The one who goes out weeping, carrying a bag of seeds, will surely return with a joyful song, bearing sheaves from his harvest.Psalm 126:6 ISV
This is also the season when God surprises us. Remember, it was in the summer that Ruth met Boaz.
You may have invested your life in helping other people, but they never acknowledge it. Not to worry, your seed is bringing you a harvest in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and the firstfruits from all your crops.Proverbs 3:6 NCV
This is a good time to learn about sacrificial giving as well. Hoarding your gifts will never lead to multiplication.
By making sacrifices, we rise in God’s kingdom. A close study of the Bible will help you understand the power of sacrificial giving.
This includes our money, farm harvest, and our time as God lays it in your heart to give.
But the king answered Araunah, “No, I will pay you for the land. I won’t offer to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for one and one-fourth pounds of silver.2 samuel 24:24 NCV
For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest.2 Corinthians 9:10 TLB
Summer calls for us to be fruitful. While in the seed form, you need to be watered. Watered by the word of God,
Watered through mentorship, watered through patience, watered by giving forgiveness because this can choke your harvest.
Learn how to forgive someone who hurt you emotionally
A harvest comes through complete obedience to God.
I will give you rains at the right season; the land will produce crops, and the trees of the field will produce their fruit.Leviticus 26:4 NCV
One of the areas that stops our harvest is impatience. We shouldn’t look at over people’s harvest and envy them.
If God blesses your neighbour, it means God is in the neighbourhood. God isn’t going to bless you just because you want to show off.
Take one day at a time and be present in the moment. Don’t be in a hurry to rush over to the next thing. Does makes everything beautiful in His time.
6. Proverbs 6:6-8 NCV
Go watch the ants, you lazy person.Proverbs 6:6-8
Watch what they do and be wise.
7 Ants have no commander,
no leader or ruler,
8 but they store up food in the summer
and gather their supplies at harvest.
Cultivating the habit of saving will save you from embarrasment. Like we know, a lot of things will be advertised to get all our money, even the ones we don’t need for now.
Spending all we have and borrowing from friends and the bank isn’t a good way to live.
No amount is too small to save because it will grow.
Practising delayed gratification is a growth mindset we should all have. That pretty pink purse will still be available just be patient.
“So you will go out with joyIsaiah 55:12 NCV
and be led out in peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into song before you,
and all the trees in the fields will clap their hands.
Never allow anything steal your joy this summer. If our challenges robs us of our joy. We will not appreciate what we have.
What you currently have is somebody’s prayer point. Whoopsie!
Also, practise following peace with all men. You don’t have to agree with everything people do but you can practise walking in peace.
Summer is a great time to discover your untapped strength. Make out time to make it fun for you in the best way that you can.
It is your responsibility to keep yourself happy because no one owes us anything.