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Sips of Living Water

Let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.  Revelation 22:17b NKJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Time to go. Grab my purse. Grab my keys. Grab my water bottle.

Carrying a water bottle has gone on for so long that I can’t remember when taking it with me wasn’t a part of my routine. As a health-conscious person, I understand the importance of hydration for a properly functioning body. I feel better when I am hydrated.

The Bible says the Holy Spirit gives us living water. And Jesus invites the thirsty to come and drink the water of life freely because the supply is plentiful.

Many of us meet the Lord in the morning as we read the Bible and pray. This is a great way to drink deeply of the living water. But what if I took a long drink of refreshing water in the morning but did not drink again until the next morning? Our bodies require water throughout the day.

Likewise, spiritual hydration is a continual need. On too many days, my morning quiet time has provided my only spiritual hydration. By the afternoon, I am dragging, defeated, and feeling as if God is far away. Perhaps we need to find ways to take sips of spiritual water throughout the day as I do on my water bottle.

A few methods have helped me avoid spiritual dehydration. First, I’ve found the interim between ending one activity and starting another is a good time to stop and pray. Second, I write a Bible verse on a sticky note and read it from time to time during the day. Third, I listen to Christian music. Fourth, I say Jesus’ name when life gets overwhelming.

God desires to meet us throughout the day, and He wants to give us living water. We just need to come and ask.

The next time you leave home, remember to take your water bottle. But more importantly, plan for spiritual hydration.

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Diane Furlong

Diane Furlong is a Christian devotion writer who is happily retired and enjoying life in Florida. She enjoys writing, involvement in church, volunteer work, and reading. She loves to walk outdoors and enjoy God’s beautiful creation. You can follow Diane on DianeFurlong.blogspot.com.