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Jesus, the Living Water

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 the living waterWater is essential to life.

If we made a list of things that need water, we would be on the list. All living things need water. God uniquely made our bodies. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Our brains are seventy percent water, so when we give them water, we give them what they are made of and need. 

The prophet Daniel asked permission to drink water and eat veggies for ten days when told to eat and drink what was ungodly and unhealthy. And he looked better after the ten days than those who had eaten the king’s food.

We need water to stay fit for God’s kingdom service, and Jesus is the living water.

God’s wisdom benefits us every time. When we are fatigued, fuzzy, frazzled, and frustrated, we can grab our water bottle, head to the water cooler, and drink more water. We can even take the Daniel test by recording our water intake and increasing our daily amount if needed.

We often need water and are nearly dehydrated, yet we think we need food. Eating and overeating are not the answer. Water is what we need. Water is great for the brain, joints, skin, kidneys, digestive system, hair, nails, and every other body part. Our bodies will thank us by getting stronger and staying fit for God’s kingdom work.

What water does for our bodies, God does for our spirits with the water of His Word. He washes us clean and quenches our thirst for friendship, fellowship, significance, value, purpose, and vision.

What are some ways you can drink of God’s presence? Why not fellowship with Him by reading His Word daily? You can learn about His will and evaluate the outcome.

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Penelope White

Penelope White is a wife, mother of two young adult sons, and G’ma. She is also a Christian educator, speaker, church school curriculum writer/teacher, workshop facilitator, middle school counselor, mentor for first-year teachers, tutor, and home Bible study/prayer meeting host. Her experience in working with children spans more than four decades in churches, communities, and schools. Additionally, she has served as a volunteer in a neighborhood nursing care facility, a center for the homeless, and countless schools.