We are in the middle of summer and feeling the heat! The first thing on most of our minds, when we think of cooling down is WATER!
No matter if we run and jump into a swimming pool, float down the river in a raft, take a boat ride on the lake, wade out into a creek and feel the water run through our toes, or even run through a sprinkler while watering our lawn! WATER is our source to cool down and quench our bodies heat!
For me, my family is blessed each July as the temperatures rise in Northern California where we live, to spend time at the ocean in Southern California with our dear friends! We ride the waves, body surf the waves, run into the waves, and let the waves roll over our feet as we feel the coolness of the ocean water! I can literally feel the heat leave my body as it is replaced with the cool, fresh feeling that the ocean water gifts!
For me I’m blessed from the outside in as the cool water of the ocean refreshes my body and the time spent with my family and best friends restores my soul!
This time each year is a treasured value to us! We plan for it, look forward to it and even long for it as it draws nearer each year. It is a joy from beginning to end, but it does eventually come to an end. All we can do at the end of our time, is long for next year!
However, there is a WATER that restores my soul that never ends. It is the living water, Jesus Christ my Lord!
Jesus is the LIVING WATER! When we are filled with Him, we are satisfied!
“If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who is saying to you, “give me a drink,” you would have asked Him, and He would have given you LIVING WATER!”
And just three verses further, in verses 13 and 14, we see that natural water satisfies for the moment, but we thirst again!
Verse 13, “everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again…“
Verse 14, “but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him, shall never be thirsty again!”
When we splash ourselves with the living water, Jesus Christ, we will always be satisfied!
So no matter how hot or cold life gets, let’s remember to discipline ourselves and cover ourselves in Jesus Christ the living water that always satisfies completely!
Summer Steppin Discipline #9
Splash yourself daily with the Living Water of Jesus Christ!
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