One day I got a message on my phone saying,
“When You Version (my Bible app) is open on your phone it drains the battery. Dismiss app?”
I use that app every morning for my Bible reading. I realize that it’s true that my battery is really drained at the end of my Quiet Time, but seldom do I think to take my charger with me to the place where I have my devotions.
As I head to the shower and leave my phone on the bathroom vanity, it continues to drain. Then after I’m dressed and ready to head out the door for an appointment, I see that my phone is at 39%! I think to myself, “Oh well, I have a charger in my car…I’ll just plug it in as I drive.” It may go up to 41% by the time I reach my destination, but I find that all day long, because I let that battery drain down, I’m trying to keep it from going dead the rest of the day!
That phone battery is much like my spiritual heart. If I get up and run on into my busy schedule and fully packed day before I “recharge” in God’s Word, it seems like I’m constantly on empty. I have little strength to fight off the enemy. I have nothing to say to someone who needs spiritual encouragement. My own heart is hungry and seeking for what I should have given it when my feet first hit the floor – the honey of God’s Word.
Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
A drained battery is hard to charge, and an empty heart has little to give. Don’t be in such a hurry to start your day that you miss filling up on what you need the most! Sip from the Honey and be filled! I’ve learned to plug the phone in while it’s helping me do my tasks in the morning, and I’ve learned to charge my spiritual heart before it gets drained, too!