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    

     In the book Sacred Yes, Susie Larson shares her passion for physical as well as spiritual health. She has suffered with heath challenges since having Lyme disease years ago, so she believes taking care of the physical body is a way to honor God with our lives. She offers a six-week “faith and fitness challenge” that I want to share with you for the next six days. My daughter and I did this for six weeks, reminding each other throughout the week to focus on the things that were to be emphasized that week. It was a good discipline.  But maybe each day you could focus on the two things that are mentioned.

Drink Water – 8-10 glasses of water a day

I’m not a big drinker—just not thirsty very much. However, years ago someone handed me a piece of paper listing the pros and cons of water-drinking, and I was convinced that drinking water needed to be part of my daily intentions. At first, it was hard forcing myself to drink when I didn’t feel thirsty. Now if I don’t drink my daily water, I stand at the sink at the end of the day gulping water to quench my thirst. Do some research on the importance of drinking water, and make a decision to be more proactive about it.

Read the Word –Daily set aside time for God’s Word

 Look at the verse at the beginning of this devotional. Jesus says that He offers Living Water to quench our thirst, and we need it! Just like actual water is needed to sustain life, reading God’s Word gives us life also. Just like other disciplines, you make a choice at first to do it because you know it’s good, and after a while it becomes a need. That’s how reading my Bible is for me. I need the daily wisdom and peace it gives. I don’t want to get spiritually dehydrated! Won’t you just begin with small steps? But then, don’t stop. Make a commitment to feed your soul daily through God’s life-giving Word.

*Will you do these two things for a week?

Jesus, thank You for living, for dying, and for defeating sin and death on the cross. I commit this journey to You. Draw me close to You and fill me up until I’m spilling over with joy and health and a strong sense of Your goodness. Thank You for loving me like You do. You are everything to me. Amen.

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