I’m going to let you in on a little secret about myself … I like tea. My wife actually calls me a tea snob because I’m not one of those Lipton tea guys … I’m not one of those Salada tea guys … I’m not a Tetley tea guy. I like the good stuff … the stuff you buy in an actual tea store like the Teavana. Some guys go to Lowes. Some guys go to the Harley store. Some guys go to Cabela’s … I go to Teavana. Don't judge me. :)
I enjoy having a cup of tea in the morning or in the evening. And, as I was reading the Bible this morning (and having a cup of tea), I was reminded of how a cup of tea is a lot like a relationship with Jesus. When I place tea leaves in my tea infuser and place it in hot water, the water absorbs the color and flavor of the tea and a dramatic change takes place. The water is no longer called a cup of water. It's now a cup of tea.
When a person saturates themselves with the words of Jesus … when we let the words of Jesus activate us … when we live His words out … what happens is we begin to absorb the character of Jesus. We actually take on a whole new identity and begin to become the man or the woman God has created us to be. The Apostle Paul told us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed, and look, new things have come." (HCSB)
Let His words saturate you and activate you, and live out the change that will take place.