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Don't Just Drink On Sundays

Uncategorized Jan 28, 2019

What would happen if you only drank on Sundays? So the only liquid refreshment you got all week was between 10 and noon on Sundays. I think it would make for a pretty rough week. There would be repercussions in your body. Repercussions that could easily be avoided if you just drank more often.

Just to be clear I am not talking about alcohol.

And to be even more clear, I’m not talking about liquid either.

I’m talking about the refreshment that comes to us through the Word of God - the River of Life that is available to spring up from within every believer.

Your literal drinking habits may be different from mine, but for me, I have to work at drinking more water. For some reason I don’t need to remind myself to drink coffee every morning or mark my calendar to stop by a coffee shop during the week, but drinking pure water is a discipline I embrace.

Indulging in God’s word can be like that. For some, it is only a Sunday morning experience. For others, it is mixed in with morning devotional or a weekly group experience and drinking in pure scripture is a discipline that needs to be embraced.

Let’s push this out a bit more. Water brings health. I think we can all agree on that. We need it regularly and can’t bulk up on it on Sundays alone. God’s word is like that too. The Bible brings health, but we can’t just bulk up on Sundays or expect that our small group is the place where we are going to be hydrated.

Personal reading is of vital importance to our spiritual health.

Are you just drinking on Sundays?

I’d like to encourage you that a healthy hydration habit does not mean you have to read through the Bible in a year, or that you need to read for half an hour every morning. Here are some options I've seen work for people:

  • Choose a book of the Bible, like Psalms, Proverbs or Galatians and focus on it till you feel you know it.
  • Ask God to show you something new each time you read.
  • Read when it suits you best - some people are just not morning people, and habits should be designed with personal design in mind. Just before bed, during lunch or right after dinner might work better for consistency and to maximize focus.
  • Personally, I like to have something specific I am looking for as I read, like coaching principles, or emotion words, or ways to pray.

I hope these options spark some ideas and your drinking habit has been encouraged!

Coaches - are you drinking enough to be functioning at your best?

~ Cindy






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