The Impact of the Daily Drip

The Monday after a full Thanksgiving weekend you stumble into the kitchen and turn on your coffee pot. After a few minutes, you lean in to get a closer look, convinced your machine is not actually making coffee. You move your cup off the burner and a few drops sizzle against the plate. Once it’s filled, you begin the rest of your routine, mug in hand. 

Your morning routine is also filled with another kind of daily drip: content you consume on an everyday basis. You read through a devotional, spend a few minutes working on Bible memorization, and listen to a podcast filled with biblical teaching on your morning drive. 

Drip. 
Drip. 
Drip.

On any given day, especially one when you may feel unfocused or like you’re rushing through your routine, it may not seem as though what you’re consuming is making much of a difference. But if you added up all of those droplets over time, you’d have a better idea of how they’re fueling your faith. 

All the Small Things

Throughout Scripture, although God has infinite resources at His disposal, He often uses small amounts to make a large impact. Think back to Exodus 16, when the Lord rained bread from heaven for His people—not all at once, but enough for them to gather day by day (Exodus 16:4). Or consider Matthew 13, when Jesus told a parable about a man who took a mustard seed and sowed it in his field. What started out as the smallest of seeds grew over time and became taller than the garden plants (Matthew 13:31–32).

The Lord often increases our faith in similar ways—through daily deposits that are part of a gradual, ongoing process. In the New Testament, followers of Christ are encouraged to keep on growing: 

  • “Speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into him who is the head—Christ” (Eph. 4:15). 
  • “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity” (2 Pet. 3:18). 
  • “Just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to walk in him, being rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with gratitude” (Col. 2:6–7). 

It’s often not until we stop and look at our growth that we realize how much the Lord has done in our hearts a little at a time. 

One Drip at a Time 

When Neeharika (“Nicky”) Lorimer, the leader of Aviva Nossos Corações (Revive Our Hearts in Portuguese), looks back at her own life, she has seen how the daily drip of biblical teaching has impacted her spiritual growth. “It’s like when you’re climbing a hill little by little,” Nicky says. “When you look down, and you’re at the top, you’re like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe I came this far.’ That’s how it’s been with my spiritual journey through Revive Our Hearts’ biblical teaching.” 

Nicky was born in India and brought up in the United Kingdom. She met her husband in Scotland, and they soon moved to South America. When she moved, she didn’t even know that the primary language spoken in Brazil, her new home, was Portuguese. Only God could have ordained that she would eventually become a crucial part of Aviva Nossos Corações, helping to distribute and produce Revive Our Hearts resources in Portuguese.

When Nicky reflects on how God has worked in her heart over time, she notices several key themes the Lord has taught her through the Revive Our Hearts podcast: 

  • “One has been letting go of my kids. I think I was a sort of helicopter mum—and still am to a certain extent—but I’ve been learning about letting go and how it is all fear-based. I’ve been learning to lose control and surrender to God.”
  • “I’ve learned to pray more. The most important thing I can do as a mum is to pray. That’s been a whole journey.” 
  • “When it comes to differences in parenting styles and parenting theology, my husband and I think very differently and gravitate toward different styles. I’ve been learning how to surrender in that area.” 

“That’s why I’m so passionate about the podcast,” she says. Nicky’s dream is for other women to hear the Revive Our Hearts podcast in their own language. She prays for it to reach not only Portuguese-speaking women in Brazil, but also women in Europe and Africa and other places around the globe. Nicky says: 

The dream would be for women to experience what I’ve experienced. I had never listened to podcasts before Revive Our Hearts. I didn’t realize how you can use those pockets of time when you’re in the car. It’s made an amazing difference in my Christian walk because I’m reminded of the importance of going deeper with God, having a devotional life—and knowing that a devotional life is where everything else comes from. I’m reminded to stay connected to the Vine (John 15:1–2).

My dream would be for Brazilian women—for Portuguese-speaking women—to be encouraged to do the same, to get into the habit of listening, and to catch a vision of what podcasts can do for their spiritual lives. The podcast can teach them such a huge range of topics about everything that pertains to womanhood. 

Right now, Nicky and the Aviva Nossos Corações team publish one podcast episode in Portuguese each week. Beginning in January 2024, they will increase from one episode a week to five episodes. Women will have the opportunity to open their Bibles alongside gospel-centered teaching every single weekday. We’re trusting God to take those daily episodes and allow the truth of His Word to overflow in women’s hearts and lives, reviving families, communities, and countries in the process. 

Let the Drip Become a Flood 

Today, as you sip your coffee, take a moment to consider all the spiritual droplets that God has poured into your life—perhaps throughout years of following Him. Has the daily drip of truth from God’s Word changed how you respond to the Lord, how you love your husband and children, and how you encounter other aspects of life? 

If so, join us in praying for God to do a similar transformative work, day by day, in the lives of women in Portuguese-speaking countries. Pray for Aviva Nossos Corações: as theyincrease their podcast schedule, may God use each daily program to help women “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity” (2 Pet. 3:18).

Women in countries like Cambodia and Brazil are hungry for biblical, Christ-exalting resources in their languages . . . and your #GivingTuesday gift can help! That’s why we’re doubling every gift that comes in today thanks to generous donors to our matching challenge—so that 100% of your gifts can go toward the production and distribution of Revive Our Hearts audio and video content in Khmer and Portuguese. When you give, we want to thank you by sending you a copy of our newest print resource, (Un)remarkable Volume 2: Ten (More) Ordinary Women Who Impacted Their World for Christ. Request your copy when you give today.

About the Author

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep

Katie Laitkep was working as a hospital teacher when God called her to join Revive Our Hearts as a staff writer. She serves remotely from Texas, where God sustains her through saltwater beaches, Mexican food, and Scripture. Katie's blog A … read more …


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