I got diagnosed with dehydration this week.
I had been knocked down over the weekend with a stomach virus. The illness left, but I still didn’t feel right. My head hurt. My back ached. I was fatigued and had no appetite.
All I wanted to do was sleep.
A trip to the doctor showed that I had become dehydrated. The virus had created a water deficit, and my symptoms were an indication that I needed to properly fuel my body.
It’s taken a few days, but I’m starting to feel normal again.
Have you ever been spiritually dehydrated?
I had an incredible men’s group that met each Friday when we lived in Knoxville. We studied the Bible. We prayed. We talked. It was a safe place to learn, to stretch your comfort zone and be held accountable.
My family moved to a new city in 2017. I lost my men’s group.
I didn’t realize it at first, but I missed the study. The discussion. The preparation. A group of men that held me accountable.
I was dehydrated.
As iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
I have recently started a men’s group out of my home. We get together every Friday at 6am to study the Bible, pray and lift each other up.
This weekly gathering has reenergized my spirit. It’s sparked more exploration of the Bible.
I hadn’t realized how bad I needed that focus and accountability. Spiritual hydration.
My prayer this week is to continue to seek more opportunities to engage my faith with others at church, at work and in the community.
And please let me know how I may pray for you.