How thirsty are you? Do you drink from the well everyday?
This is a two part post concerning thirst.
Before you do anything else today, pray that God will make you thirsty for His Word and for water.
Second, ask yourself how much water are you drinking each day? This is really a very simple concept. Our bodies were made to require water. Do whatever you need to do to drink the water, but drink the water.
Here is the practicality of drinking water:
- You feel better.
- You eat less.
- Your hair looks better.
- Your skin looks better.
- Your digestive system works better.
- And the list goes on..
For me, I didn’t focus on a certain amount of water per day. Maybe you need to keep track. I never could and then for whatever reason I grew paralyzed and would give up all together I couldn’t keep track well enough. Some days I would go all day without drinking any water. My body lived on coffee and soda. Sad days.
Today, I still don’t count how many glasses of water I drink in a day because I drink water all day. These are a few things that I consistently do:
- Everytime I drink a cup of coffee, I drink an equal amount of water.
- I keep a flat of bottled water in my suburban, so everytime I get in it, I grab a bottle of water.
- I drink water with meals.
- If I am particularly hungry, I drink a full glass before I eat.
- After 3pm, I only drink water (rather than diet sodas, ice tea or juices).
- If I drink alcoholic beverages (and I do), I drink an equal amount of water before I go to bed.
Something miraculous happened; my body became thirsty. I realized how dramatically different my body was because of the water it was getting. I became thirsty for it, without trying to be.
Here is a hint for tomorrow’s Part Two:
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.”
Praying for you, friend.