Did you know that about 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? In other words, they are constantly, or are continuing to be dehydrated for a lengthy amount of time.
I am a person who drinks a lot of water, I usually have my water bottle with me just to ensure that I have water to drink. But, every once in awhile I have a day where I do not drink much water. I usually don’t notice until the end of the day, or sometimes even the next morning…. And then it hits me. Headache, crankiness, fatigue. I know, I know… all that because I didn’t drink enough water! But, statistics show I am not alone in this.
“Jesus said to them, “ I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
“ Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
John 7. 38
Part of me wonders, what it would look like if we could take an honest poll from believers on our habits and consistency when it comes to our daily reading and spending time in our Bible. From Christians around the world, America, our community… or even just our church body in Rathdrum Idaho. What would those statistics show?
I fear that 75% of Believers are chronically spiritually dehydrated. What are the symptoms of that? Greed, lust, insecurity, pride, anxiety, anger. Each of our symptoms are going to be a bit different, but the root of our issues are the same. When you “forget” or intentionally prioritize other things over your time with the Lord, you are harming yourself and allowing room for the enemy to work. God does not need us, He wants us. We not only need Him, but we should want Him. We should be desiring to spend time in His presence, we should be eager to be refreshed by our time with Him.
As humans we can only live without water for so long…. The same thing goes for our need for Jesus. If you are a believer, recognize that you cannot be a believer without going to the one in which you believe. My challenge to you is to be a part of the 25%. Be one of the few who are not only well hydrated, but entrenched in the Word of God.
Love you all,