Spiritual Water

The water I give will become a spring of water gushing up inside…..giving eternal life.

John 4:13

I spent some time in the mountains for work this past weekend, and I noticed how much more water I needed to consume to control my thirst.  My God given body tells me when I need to hydrate myself, and I pay for it in more ways than one if I don’t listen: Nausea, headaches, lethargy.  None of these are good when I’m trying to be at my best.

I was drinking my 6th glass of water one morning, and I started to think about that cool glass of water and how cleansing and hydrating it was to me.  It also got me thinking about how my soul was also telling me that it was craving  “spiritual water.”  My heart was getting dehydrated,  and it had been sending me it’s own desperate messages.  Worry, Fear, Guilt, Resentment, Anger, Loneliness. All of these are warning signs for me, a symptom of “dryness” in my spiritual life.  I have my daily ritual of praying and meditation every morning, but this particular week, I was merely “checking the box”, and not really absorbing and reflecting on the word of God.  If I do that for an extended period of time, my soul eventually gets dehydrated, and it’s time for me to slow down and take a good long gulp of spirituality to reconnect to Christ. Where do I find the water for my soul?  In God’s word… “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.”

Tammy Stepinowski

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