Are you Dehydrated?
The man was worn out. He had started his trip early in the morning. He thought he had the necessary supplies to get through the day. He was certain he had obtained all that he needed for such a hike.
Unfortunately, his thoughts proved him wrong. The car’s gas tank was showing empty. He should have stopped at the last rest area. As the needle fell past empty and the car sputtered, he knew he was in trouble.
After sitting in the car a few minutes contemplating his plight….he decided to check the nourishment packs. Only one bottle of water left! He had not picked up the second carrier as he left the park. Now what was he going to do?
Sitting in the car was certainly a horrible idea, so he packed what he had and started walking to the rest area he had passed some five miles back. The desert sun was not kind.
He had covered his head with a light kerchief and his hat. His long, white sleeved shirt proved beneficial in the stifling afternoon heat. He nursed the bottle of water, knowing that once it was gone there was nothing else. But it soon was empty.
He felt himself becoming very dizzy. His mouth became drier by each passing minute. He was dehydrating as he made his way through the barren area. He needed some water. He needed it fast or he knew he would waste away in the horrible, unforgiving land!
Have you ever felt dehydrated? Your body will warn you that something is not quite right, yet it almost feels that it hits all at once! The water needed to sustain your body is more than we can actually imagine. Top that with unforgiving heat and circumstances , the body loses water even faster!
Ever feel spiritually dehydrated? Your spirit is warning you that something is not quite right. The LIVING water needed to sustain your body is even more than we can imagine. Top that with unforgiving stress and the circumstances of life, the spirit loses it’s life even faster!
The Holy Spirit is the LIVING water. Once we partake in it, our souls are hydrated again. With this water, we will thirst no more! Our physical body does not have the ability to no longer thirst, but our spirit does. Jesus Christ pointed us to the living water.
“The 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.) Jesus 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.’” John 4:8-10
How can we do that? It is spending time in HIS word, and listening to HIM. That is the LIVING WATER. How thirsty I seriously become when I haven’t been near the spring! I realized along time ago that I have to “practice His presence”. No doubt He has never left nor forsaken me…nor will He, but I am more aware of it when the drink has been freshened. Stale water doesn’t always satisfy.
John 7:37-38 “On the last and greatest day of the feats, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.’”
You can prevent dehydrations friends…just drink!
IN CHRIST ALONE