Thursday, 14 January 2010

Spiritual Fitness Challenge DAY 74

Day 74 - January 15th


Make sure you are drinking enough. Many of us can feel tired a lot of the time. This can be brought on by dehydration. For most healthy adults somewhere between 1.5-3 litres of fluid intake is what is recommended. This does not have to be water but can be any drink. Dehydration can also fool us into thinking that we are hungry. Many of us snack to keep going when in fact a glass of water would suffice (food contains part of our fluid intake). Buying some sort of water bottle will help. You can know just how much you are drinking by how much your bottle holds. Carry it with you and get in the habit of small, regular glugs of water.

As a meditation, read John 4 but focus on verses 7-14:

7When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, "Will you give me a drink?" 8(His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)

9The Samaritan woman said to him, "You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?" (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)

10Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water."

11"Sir," the woman said, "you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?"

13Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

As you drink water today, reflect on this passage. Pray for the living water that is Christ Jesus. Our soul needs nourishment much like our physical bodies need nourishment. Jesus Christ, the living water, is what is needed for our spiritual desire.

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