Have you ever felt dehydrated? Some may have even experienced what true dehydration feels like. I don’t think I have really ever felt the true effects of dehydration but sometimes I feel like I come close to it.
Yesterday, after work, we were making a trip to our storage to put things in it. Due to my own fault, I hadn’t had much water the entire day. We are out in the blazing heat (inside of a storage unit that is 20 degrees hotter than the normal temperature) and I could feel the fatigue setting in. I was getting worn out quickly and we had nothing to drink. My mood was going south quickly. With no food or drinks in my system all day, I needed to get finished and get something in my system so I would feel better.
Sometimes, in our spiritual life, we can become dehydrated as well. We may not even realize that we are but it can happen. Sadly, it can be very easy to do when we stray away from things that spiritually feed us. We don’t even know that we are spiritually dehydrated until we start experiencing the symptoms.
There was a time in my life that I went weeks without attending worship. It never really crossed my mind that spiritually, I was drying up. When we start doing worldly things, participating in events that are sinful, watching movies and listening to music that we should not listen to or watch and talk like the world would expect us to; we can become dry towards God.
Spiritually, we can become dehydrated a lot more than we would admit. The more we do, the harder it is on our relationship with God and our relationship with other brothers and sisters in Christ.
So, what do you do when you become dehydrated? Simple, you put water in your system to get you hydrated and feeling great again. The same solution is used when we are spiritually dehydrated. We need Christ. We need him to re-hydrate us and get our life back on track with Him.
John 7:37-38…On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Jesus can replenish you spiritually. When we have let ourselves become spiritually dehydrated, we must seek change immediately. We must repent of those sins that are drying our relationship with Christ (Acts 3:19).
Are you spiritually dehydrated? Are you being fed like you should in order to keep your relationship strong with Him? If not, the time to replenish your soul is now. Don’t wait.
God is Good…