I am not super good about drinking my eight glasses of water a day, and I suppose most of us aren’t. Tiredness, headaches and mood swings are all signs of my mild dehydration. If I don’t drink a glass of water in the morning I don’t even feel thirsty at all during the day. But when I do I am thirsty all day long.
John 4:13,14 says, “Jesus answered, everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst again. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’”
I love this! When I don’t spend my time with Jesus I don’t even realize I am spiritually dehydrated. But when I am disciplined and focused, I cannot get enough “water for my soul” as Jesus transforms my heart and changes me with His presence.
Psalm 42:1 says, “As the deer pants for water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”
When I do not give my body enough water, there are mild consequences that over time can become major ones! Just ask anyone who has had kidney stones! The same is true for my spirit. When I do not spend the time in my relationship with Jesus each day, I miss opportunities and blessings that He has for me. Over time, days adds up to months, then years and how easy it would be to wake up one day to realize how hard and shriveled up my heart could be. Dehydrated.
As we approach Lent, I encourage you to take the opportunity to spend time with Jesus. Take His living water and experience it welling up in your soul! When you do, you might realize just how thirsty you are. Let Him transform your heart. That’s what He does best!
Ezekiel 11:19 says, “I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh”.