Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Living Water

"Jesus answered and said to her, 'If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.'"

This is an amazing verse (John 4:11) where Jesus is speaking to a Samaritan woman at a well.  There are so many facets to this story and verse, but the main one I want to focus on is the living water.  As you all know, I have been diligently drinking the correct amount of water you are supposed to drink daily.  I have been doing it for over a week now and have noticed significant changes in my body and general health.  

When I first started drinking a lot of water, my body was very excited to finally have something to use in order to purify itself of toxin.  Meaning: I was going to the bathroom every 15 minutes in order for my body to detoxify.  This lasted for two days.  I had no idea just how much toxin was in my body due to the fact that I was not flushing it out on a regular basis.  Suddenly, all my digestive systems problems went away, my face started to clear up and I lost a couple of "period pounds" that were making me feel bloated and generally uncomfortable.  I was shocked at the physical results but I wanted more than a physical answer.  

God created us as a three part being just like him: Spirit, Soul and Body.  Everything in the physical can apply to the spiritual and vice versa.  So I found this verse on living water and it clicked.  The living water that Jesus was offering, and is offering all of us today is His Word, which is Himself.  But what happens in my life, is that if I am not in the Word on a daily basis, If I am not drinking the correct amount of living water, I fill up with worldly toxin.  I start desiring things of the world more than the things of God.  Then, when I decided to open up that book of living water, it's like I have to start over and catch up.  I have to detoxify my spirit and soul of the things I allowed into it that weren't able to be flushed out by the Living Water, because I was not getting the correct amount daily.  

This is an amazing revelation, and I hope you guys grab on to this!  Not only in the physical should we be drinking water, but we need to realize that the living water, from Jesus Himself, will purify and cleans our spirit and our soul.  We need His cleansing in order to accomplish the goals set before us.  So drink lots of water and read lots of Word! 

On another note:  I am currently on Vacation, so I will not be weighing myself. Partially because I only want to use my scale at home and also this is vacation and I need a break.  The last couple of months have been bonkers and I am enjoying my vacation and letting myself indulge a little.  Although, I am still drinking water!!!  I am definitely not going over board, but ultimately, I want to enjoy life a little, especially on vacation!  

Hope everyone is having a good week!  

Thought of the Day: Ancient Translation of "Living Water": having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul.  

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