Summer is in full swing, ya’ll! 😊
Golden rays of sunshine fill my heart with a renewed sense of optimism. The shade trees give me a reprieve from the rising temperature and remind me to rest in God’s embrace. Sunglasses and sunscreen are my favorite things right now. I take them with me wherever I go, and they help this very fair-skinned girl survive the scorching season.
While the sun is shining bright, and I’m looking for a cool shady place to rest, God pointed me to a quote from Christian author C. S. Lewis…
“Don’t shine so others can see you, shine so that through you, others can see Him.”
Such wise words to ponder. And truth be told, I’ve kept this quote pinned on the board above my desk for a long time. Too long, because I guess I forgot it was there. But God wanted me to think about it today and I know He wants the same for you too. Because this quote is exactly what our Christian lives are all about, pointing others to Jesus!
So, as summer turns up the heat and we look for new ways to shine for Him… let’s turn the AC up, grab an ice-cold drink, and read some Sunny Bible Verses for Summer!
God’s hand created Summer…
God established the seasons when He created the earth. He made each one for our benefit and He promises they will remain as long as the earth remains.
You have set all the borders of the earth;
You have made summer and winter.
While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat, Winter and summer,
And day and night Shall not cease.
Summer is Near…
The parable of the fig tree is our call to be ready for Christ’s return and to witness to those around us who need Him.
Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
God is our Sun…
What a wonderful picture, God as sun and shield! He is our light in the darkness and protector from harm. His gifts are good, and He gives them to us freely.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
For so the Lord said to me,
“I will take My rest,
And I will look from My dwelling place
Like clear heat in sunshine,
Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
Sun and Moon…
Another gift that comes down from the Father of lights, the sun to shine the way in the daytime and the moon to glow at night. Each of these heavenly bodies speaks to the divine nature of God and the cycle of nature He alone created. These verses paint a picture of God’s sovereign character, reigning over His creation.
Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
The Lord of hosts is His name
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.
The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
Proverbs is full of practical wisdom, and these scriptures are common sense at its best. If we follow them, we can’t go wrong in summer or any other season.
He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
The ants are a people not strong,
Yet they prepare their food in the summer;
Summer heat reflected in our lives…
In our minds, summer is about fun and vacation, but these next two verses are a cautionary tale. As I read them, I’m reminded to fear the Lord and walk in His ways. I don’t want the summer heat to reflect badly in my life, so I chose to learn from the mistakes written here.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.
Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.
A Little “Sonshine” to bask in today! 😊
I wanted to end on a happy note. And what could possibly be better than the words of our Savior?!
Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.
The lazy days of Summer are the perfect time to connect with God. So, I pray these Sunny Bible Verses for Summer have refreshed your mind and revived your spirit. Most of all I hope they have helped you see the “Sonshine” in your life! Bask in His love, drink it in and shine bright! Have a wonderful and safe Summer! 😊 And may you see God’s hand in your life now and always!