“Let your fluid level grow low, and watch the signals flare. Dry mouth. Thick tongue. Achy head. Weak knees. Deprive your body of necessary fluid, and your body will tell you.
Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and your soul will tell you. Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages. Snarling tempers. Waves of worry. Growling mastodons of guild and fear. You think God wants you to live with these? Hopelessness. Sleeplessness. Loneliness. Resentment. Irritability. Insecurity. These are the warnings. Symptoms of a dryness deep within.”
~ From Come Thirsty by Max Lucado, p. 11-12
Can you relate? Ever been there? There now?
I’ve been there and I can see some of those tell-tale signs now. So what do we do with it? We pause to reflect on where we are in life – how we’re spending our time, what’s getting the best of our attention, where are we spending our resources. Then we go back to those foundational habits or practices that focus on drawing close to God.
- Soaking in God’s word.
- Engaging in meaningful worship.
- Serving others in big and small ways.
- Getting enough sleep.
- Eating well and exercising regularly.
- Read Come Thirsty