Is your spiritual self care lacking a mordant?
Mordant: a substance used in dyeing to fix the coloring matter.
I have attempted to dye wool yarn using prickly pear fruit more than once.
The first time I didn’t use a mordant. As soon as I rinsed the yarn, the beautiful magenta color went down the drain—right along with the rinse water.
The second time I used the wrong mordant—with the same results. I put my attempts to dye with prickly pear fruit on hold.
Sometimes, just like a mordant used for dyeing, we need to experiment to see what sticks. It’s true in our spiritual walk as well, regarding worship/study/reading time.
The important thing here, is to take the time to see what works—and what doesn’t. We need a mordant—a glue—to keep us connected to Jesus, too.
Do God‘s truths wash off as quickly as you turn the page or put your Bible away? Half-hearted three-minute-read devotionals may not be enough. Perhaps we need something stronger—a more reliable mordant to produce lasting results. Maybe add something more or to try a different approach?
After betrayal, it’s the best thing we can do for our own personal spiritual and soul care. Be flexible—change it up, try a different approach. Take your next step toward healing. Find the mordant that works for you.