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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

written by on the topic of Articles by Pastor Trieber on May, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That phrase comes from the Christmas song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
With the kids jingle-belling
And everyone telling you, “Be of good cheer.”
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
It’s the hap-happiest season of all…

And we would have to agree with the songwriter that Christmas is an incredible season; however, if we back up just one month, Thanksgiving is also very enjoyable. When Thanksgiving is upon us, that feels like the most wonderful time. But earlier in the year when the spring season moves in to replace the winter months, I personally enjoy that time so much as well. Lately, I find myself thinking it is the most wonderful time of the year whatever the month!

As we head into the summer months of May, June, July, August, and the early part of September, please allow me to share some thoughts that can help make this summer one of the most wonderful times of the year in your life.

  • 1. Spend additional time with your family. Be sure to play sports, have picnics, take bicycle rides, walk together, and enjoy time in the outdoors. Please let us not spend the majority of our summer months watching television and DVDs. Instead, enjoy the daylight hours outside as you spend time together.
  • 2. Accomplish projects around your home. Work on your yard, clean and wax your vehicles, wash the windows of your home, plant some flowers, etc.
  • 3. Spend time in prayer and Bible study. With the sun coming up so early in the morning, you might be able to enjoy having an early cup of coffee and a great walk with God. The early morning is a great time to walk and pray and thus intensify your time with our Lord.
  • 4. Work around God’s house. We are always so blessed at our church to have an army of volunteers who work during the summer months hosing sidewalks, washing windows, vacuuming rooms, dusting furniture, and doing other work that we would normally employ a student to do for us. I, too, look forward to the summertime when I can put on my blue jeans and volunteer to work in God’s house. Don’t miss out on this blessing!
  • 5. Go soul winning. Of course, with longer daylight hours, we are able to go out soul winning later in the day. Our Wednesday soul winning for the teens is moved to Tuesday evenings during the summer months. I hope that every teenager will be out knocking on doors every week this summer.
  • 6. Take a vacation. Summer is a wonderful time to see sights you have perhaps not seen before or to renew memories of past trips. Perhaps many of you will be with family in distant locations. This summer, though you should spend a little bit of time visiting places and people if possible—remember that summer should not be entirely vacation time. And please don’t neglect to be in the house of God wherever you are.
  • 7. Pick up an extra job during the summer months. Take a second job to pay down a bill, save for a special project, or save for the Christmas holiday.
  • 8. Light the barbeque grill. I enjoy grilling good hamburgers, chicken, or sometimes even a steak during these warmer months of the year. Take advantage of these months to enjoy this simple pleasure with your family.

These are just a few thoughts I wanted to share with you, and I’m sure you’ll be able to add to the list what you would like to accomplish during these summer months. Summer is what you make of it. Let us make it a great, spiritual summer. Let’s live, act, walk, talk, and dress like Christians during this season. Let’s raise our sails, rather than lower them, as we seek to live for our Lord these next few months.

God bless each of you. It is my prayer that you will have a great summer.

Your friend,
Bro. Trieber

About the Author

Pastor Trieber has served as the pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church since March 1976. He is also the Chancellor of Golden State Baptist College. His latest book is Words to Live By.

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1 comment

  1. Julie Fanara

    May 12, 2011

    Thank you Pastor for the article you have wrote. I have over the past year learned what it is to be content in all things. It doesn’t matter what we have, but rather what to do with what God has given us. He has been so good to us. Summer is the season I look so foward to. Sunshine, longer days amd more time to spend with family and friends. How we thank God for you and Mrs. Trieber and our church. You are such a blessing to us.

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