It’s not hard, really. If you want to avoid dehydration—Drink before you’re thirsty. It sounds simple enough but – subtly - parched becomes a headache, which becomes fatigue. And fatigue, unattended, can really spiral. Ever been there physically…relationally…financially…creatively? For sure, spiritually! Dry seasons are part of every career, home, marriage, AND personal faith. Refreshment is needed.
In the Judean wilderness, an ancient songwriter named David wrote some anticipatory words: "O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” He wouldn’t wander too far and for too long without spiritual hydration. Drink before you’re thirsty.
Refreshment comes in odd ways. Vacations can leave us exhausted while intense workdays can actually energize us. You can be with friends and feel disconnected while a new face makes you feel ‘known’. We can labor through seasons of prayers that feel like they never go past the ceiling. Yet, we also stumble across God’s provision we didn’t even know to ask. How are you hydrating?
Dry seasons are unavoidable. They happen regardless of how diligent we might be. Yet, Renewal happens when faith and community are a priority and have a practice. At Mission Hills, we have a plan to nurture personal faith as much as we invest in corporate good. God’s people, stepping out in faith, creating new opportunities is our salvation! Here’s to finding new sources of Living Water - Cheers!