Ever notice how quickly we get sick, and then sometimes just as quickly we are felling well again? What contributes is how solid your system was before you caught the “sick”. See, if you are in good health prior to exposure you may recover faster. But if you are run-down and already weak you may be sick for a while and more severely.
I went through this about 2 weeks ago. My oldest son just went through this the past 3 days. I bounced back quickly. My son isn’t so much. He’s smaller than me. My youngest son gets sick and ends up being sick for weeks – he is small and can’t get rid of things and catches almost everything. The past 4 years he has spent most of the winter sick- we are hoping that all that exposure to the virus and germs will build his immune system – so far, so good this winter.
The same can be said when it comes to your faith. If you manage to fall off the wagon a bit, but you have a history of good daily disciplines and good connection w/God then you’ll re-bound quickly. If you are fairly poor at your connecting w/God, or rarely make it out to a weekend service and you suffer a faith-shaking set-back— you are more than likely not going to re-bound very quickly. This is why it is do important to have a good steady diet of “connecting w/God – be it private worship, Bible reading, devotions, attending services or being in a small group. These are like spiritual vitamins and working out.
How healthy is your body? How healthy is your spiritual life? Good questions this time of year.