H2O...the way to go to, getting and staying fit for GOD's kingdom building work--JESUS is the living water: He is Who we need, yearn for, crave! He alone satisfies!
Jesus answered, "If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I would give you fresh, living water" John 4:10 (The Message).
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life" John 4:13-14 (NIV).
Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst--not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life" (The Message).
"Stand in shock, heavens, at what you see! Throw up your hands in disbelief--this can't be!" God's Decree. "My people have committed a compound sin: they've walked out on Me, The Fountain of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns--cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves" Jeremiah 2:13 (The Message).
Read: John 4; Jeremiah 2:13; Psalm 139.
Water is essential to life! Make a list of things that need water. Ponder your list. Are YOU on that list? All living things need water. GOD MADE OUR BODIES in a very unique fashion. WE ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE (Psalm 139).
God lives in us and we are to take good care of these bodies He has made and entrusted into our care. Everything that we accomplish, we must do it in our earth suit. Our brains are 70% water, so when we give it water, we are giving it what it is made of and what it needs.
Daniel asked for permission to drink water and eat veggies for 10 days when told to eat and drink what was ungodly and unhealthy.
(Read Daniel 1)
According to the Bible, how did he look following his ten days of drinking water, eating vegetables, and praying? Are you in school? Want to see your grades improve? Yes, you NEED to discipline yourself and study, do homework, practice, and drink more WATER! God's wisdom proves to benefit us every time. Are you fatigued, fuzzy, frazzled, frustrated? Grab your water bottle, head to the water cooler, and drink more WATER!
Many times we need water and are nearly dehydrated, yet we think we want or need food. We are confused. Eating and overeating is NOT the answer, when in reality it's a drink of water that we need. Water is great for the brain, joints, skin, kidneys, digestive system, hair, nails--EVERY PART OF US! TRY IT, YOUR BODY WILL LIKE IT. You will grow stronger, be better able to live healthier, and serve God more.
What water does for the body inside and out. God does for the spirit and soul with the water of HIS Word; He washes us clean and quenches our thirst for friendship, fellowship, significance, value, purpose, and vision!
JESUS is who our spirits desperately need. He is that living water WHO quenches our spiritual thirst.
Reread John 4; Jeremiah 2:13 ; Psalms 139.
Using a calendar, draw, illustrate, write how many glasses, cups, or bottles of water you will drink this week. Now...DRINK IT. Keep your calendar updated. Think, pray, and discuss what you have noticed and discovered about yourself since you have been giving your body what it truly craves--physical and spiritual water--this is what we desperately need! [This is what we really need!]
Heavenly Father, You are worthy to be praised! You deserve our worship! Honor, thanksgiving, glory, dominion, and power; all belong to You and You alone! We love You, Lord! Thank You, LORD God for You are the Living Water that never runs out. You alone truly satisfy my longings. Forgive me for the many times, I have tried to meet my own needs with dirty water instead of running to You for that pure and refreshing water that cleanses, and restores health and vitality. For all who are dehydrated by the droughts of this world, may they drink that Living Water and be revived. We praise and honor You for filling us again and again. Let us overflow into the lives of others. For you have promised that when we drink of You, Your Spirit, Your Word will flow from us like rivers of Living Water, JESUS THE CHRIST Himself! Thank you, Father, Everflowing Fountain of Life! In JESUS name, Amen
Copyright 2012 Penelope White
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PENELOPE ALLEN WHITE, wife, mother of two young adult sons, and g'ma puts into print her heart's desire. That is for all children/people to intimately know God. This Christian educator and speaker, church school curriculum writer/teacher, workshop facilitator, middle school counselor, mentor teacher for first year teachers, tutor, and home Bible study/prayer meeting host holds a Master's Degree in Christian Education (Virginia Seminary), a Master's Degree in Education/Guidance and Counseling (Bowie State University), and an English Degree (Mississippi Valley State University). She holds a certificate for Community Chaplains. Her passionate experience working with and for children spans more than three decades in churches, communities, and schools. In addition, she has served as a volunteer in a neighborhood nursing care facility, a center for the homeless, and many schools.
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