Five Minutes of Faith


Imma be real with y'all, I think pretty much the same three things every single morning. Every. Single. Morning.

1. Ugggghhhhhhhhhhh.
2. I need caffeine.
3. Did I really see anyone yesterday, or can I wear that outfit again?

I am not a morning person. I have never been a morning person. I probably won't ever be a morning person. Creativity pumps through my veins during the night like Gatorade over a college football coach after a big win. So I stay awake late and I suffer the consequences in the morning. Before I can even muster up the courage to respond to my children's demands and whines and needs, I have to stumble into the garage and grab some caffeine. I crave it. I don't feel quite complete without it.

Wouldn't it be nice if that's how we felt about Christ? If that's how we felt about diving into the Word every single day: not quite complete without it? If before a single word came out of our mouths, we dove into Scripture. If we stopped expecting for goodness and energy and love to pour out of our hearts when we haven't poured goodness and energy and love into it. If we stopped expecting giving and selflessness and sweetness to spill out of our mouths when we haven't swallowed giving and selflessness and sweetness. If we stopped expecting God to do things for us, when we haven't taken the time to even get to know Him.

David was thirsty for God. David was thirsty for His word and His love and His mercy. He didn't just want it, He needed it. He lived for it. Psalms is laced with His yearnings for more of God.

Let's retrain our brain. Let's refocus our desires. Let's rewire the inner-workings of our heart's desires to hunger for more of Christ in our days. Before we pour the creamer, before the barista sprays that whipped cream, before we reach for that Diet Dr. Pepper, let's fill our cups with God's truth.

Let's long for it like we long for a nap. Let's want it like we want to pee alone. Let's reach for it like we reach for the breadsticks at Olive Garden. Let's crave it like we crave caffeine.

"People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God."
Matthew 4:4