Leave with God’s blessing – not His money
Be sure you give your tithe and offerings before you go. Set it aside for giving when you return if you get paid while you are gone. Acceptable storehouse tithing does not include the Disney Corporation or Holiday Inn.
Leave with your ministry well covered
Make sure all in leadership know when you are going to be gone. Let them know as soon as your vacation is scheduled. Remind them two weeks before and then again just before you go.
Be sure they know when you will resume your duties. Communicate, communicate, and communicate.
Leave with a spiritual agenda included in your trip
Pick a well know church you and your family have heard about and put it on your itinerary. Make visiting new churches an “exciting” part of the vacation discussion and planning. Look online for churches in the areas where you will be during “church time”.
Do not miss a service while on the road. Find out the times of the services before you arrive. Some churches have their midweek service on Thursday.
Plan some special devotions for the vacation. Look for special places to pray together on the trip.
Leave prayed up
Pray about your vacation. Pray about the timing and destination. There may be some special days or events in your church that needs your presence or service. There may be a special place God wants you to go on vacation.
Pray with your family for God’s blessings the week before. Pray in the car before you pull out of the driveway. Pray along the trip for safety.
Thank God out loud for the wonders of His world, Pray thanking Him for the time you had when you return before you get out of the car.
Leave committed to remaining holy, separated, and clean
Be careful not to change your standards while on vacation. If it is wrong at home, it is wrong on the road. God sees what you do and so do your kids. Be a Christian on vacation!
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