I found an excellent article on family vacations. It was written to fathers and husbands, but I found it quite challenging for myself. We spend much time preparing for a vacation: oil changed, laundry, house cleaned, finding ways to keep the children happy on a road trip. How about spending time preparing spiritually for the vacation?
Am I looking to be served on vacation? Will I remember that sin does not ever go on vacation, and prepare accordingly? Will I consider others’ desires more important than my own desires? Am I preparing myself for the challenge that I usually find in spending time reading my Bible when I’m away from home? Am I praying about how I will live out the gospel while I am gone?
Guess I should get to work!
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