Hey, listen! God the Father wants you to have an AMAZING SUMMER! He wants you to dive into this season with a joyful attitude, fun-filled adventures and lively social outings. The Bible clearly states that He gives us all things to ENJOY! This means that OUR PLEASURE and HAPPINESS are on the forefront of His mind and is a part of His daily agenda for our lives. In short, He wants us to HAVE A GOOD TIME!

It makes the Father and Jesus happy when you’re on the beach and soaking in the sun. The Holy Spirit gets a kick out of you swimming in the ocean and seeing your children build sand castles in the sand. Yeah, I included the specificity of the Holy Spirit because some of the bad theology out there will make you think all the Holy Spirit cares about is revival fires and speaking in tongues. And that’s not true! Revival is important to the Holy Spirit, but He’s also the God of pleasure. Jesus told His disciples to beware of false religious teachings and restrictive traditions that don’t come from the Father. These religious nuts and restrictive cultural traditions will have you out here looking crazy. Angels laughing at you and looking at you like, “Hun, get a clue!” Or “Bro, stop being so serious!”

Ok, so back to diving into the summer. Here’s some things you can do to jump into the summer wholeheartedly:

  1. Check out things to do in NYC this summer. This website will help you get started: https://www.nycgo.com/maps-guides/seasonal/summer
  2. Travel somewhere fun.
  3. Have an outdoor game day in a park somewhere.
  4. Go to your favorite restaurants.
  5. Go to a free music concert.
  6. Go the the movies with friends or family.
  7. Get yourself a new pair of sneakers or summer shoes.
  8. Host an ice cream social.
  9. Read a book.
  10. Write a book.
  11. Plan a photo shoot.
  12. Go to a museum.
  13. Learn a new language.
  14. Go to a spa.
  15. Make new friends.

The above is a simple list and sample to start you off with some ideas. I really want you to have a spectacular summer. You got 9 more weeks to take advantage of this beautiful season. Let’s gooo!!!!