By: Jessica Huber
Have you ever gone through the day and not realized till the end of the night, that you didn’t really drink anything all day? Or maybe you’ve sipped on something like coffee to give you a boost or something here or there but nothing of true nourishment? When I have done this, I find myself standing in the kitchen at the end of the night, just chugging down water. It’s so good and refreshing and I’m thinking to myself, WHY didn’t I just drink throughout the day?
Well, I was busy and I guess I didn’t think of it. I really hadn’t noticed I was thirsty till I was standing at the fridge refilling my glass!
Isn’t it wild, how we withhold valuable care, without even realizing? Our relationship with Christ can be like that too. You get busy and you forget that You Need His nourishment! We can’t get what we need by sipping here or there! Our physical body can not live without water and our spiritual body can Not Live without Jesus.
Sometimes we are not aware until it’s too late, we are weary and tired, we realize that we have neglected care, we have withheld His Living Water. We may read a quick devotional or see a bible verse from an app, maybe even recall that visit to church, but it’s not enough. Don’t get me wrong, this is all nice to do, but it is not the same as taking the time to reflect. We need to take the time to open up the Bible and truly see what he has on a personal level, it’s about that closeness that cultivating of the relationship. When we let the noise of the world replace our prayer time, our study, and Worship time, we end up feeling the affects of the neglect. We end up So stinking Thirsty!
When we finally come to our senses we say oh, this is why I am weary today, this is why my anxiety is flaring up! This is why I have allowed myself to get angry, this is why I was so offended and hurt!
When it’s all said and done we Cry out for Him, He is There and He is So Refreshing! Its then when we ask, why didn’t I just come to Him, Why didn’t I drink? Why did I wait until now?
We need Him always, not just here and there. He’s our Hydration. HE IS The Refreshing LIFE! Scripture tells us that Jesus said, if you drink the water I give you , you will never be thirsty again. So drink it and don’t put the glass down!
Read His word and let it be written on your heart! Share it, Pass it Around! Let It Be IN You, Welling UP and Over Flowing ALWAYS!
Don’t wait until the end of the night to pick up your glass!
Don’t wait until you are left reflecting on the troubles of the day! Give your body the Spiritual Hydration it needs!
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.
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.”
God Bless and Drink Up!