It is with great excitement that we invite all girls and young women to take part in the Summer Pursuit! We know that the Lord has awesome things in store!
Summer is a wonderful time of year. We enjoy beautiful weather, a more relaxed schedule, lots of fun activities, etc. Yet, with all of the busyness of running from one thing to the next, irregular schedules, etc. we can sometimes become distracted from what is really important, get disillusioned, and feel discouraged. We can so often come to the end of the summer and feel a kind of emptiness that results from getting off track in our walk with the Lord. Just as the grass needs to be watered to keep from drying out in the bright sunlight, so our souls need constant refreshment from time with the Lord and His Word in the midst of many often pleasure oriented activities.
Now that summer is almost here, bringing with it a change of pace, it is the perfect time to begin! So, we want to invite you to join a bunch of other girls and me in taking part in this challenge! We promise you that it will make your summer so much more meaningful and that you will look back at the end of your summer and be so grateful for every moment that you spent with the Lord! The greatest rewards will be a closer walk with the Lord and knowing His Word and ways in a much better way. Details are below.
Summer Devotions Pursuit
Dates: Begins June 1st and ends August 31st.
- Spend at least 15 minutes a day (or more!) in devotions with the Lord. Your devotions can include; prayer, Bible reading and study, etc. (Do at least 5 minutes of Bible reading during this time!)
- Memorize at least 1 Bible verse a week and recite it to your accountability partner.
- Choose and call an accountability partner at least once every two weeks to check up on daily devotions and memorizing, and to share prayer requests. If you don’t get all 15 minutes in on one day, you are allowed to make them up by the end of the week. So, at the end of the week you need to have a total of 105 minutes. You will be given 3 grace days for the summer, but try not to miss a day! Really try to get the verse done each week, but if you don’t, you are allowed to make it up the following week. You must be caught up with all of your memorization by the end of each month!
- Keep track of your time on your Summer Pursuit Chart. (Download the chart by clicking on the button above!)
- E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you are taking part in the Summer Pursuit.
- You are welcome to invite friends! If someone hears about it and gets a late start, they can still participate. However, they just must make up so that they have the same time total by the end of the summer as they would have if they had started June 1st! They can copy your chart, download a chart from the Loving the Lord Ministries website, or make their own chart!
- We would love it if you would record a testimony of what the Lord did in your life and showed you in His Word this summer on the back of your Summer Pursuit Chart!
Reward: In addition to the best reward of knowing JESUS, this year’s reward will be a special surprise package! These will be sent after we receive your charts on or before September 7th!
We are looking forward with you to the best summer of our lives!