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Stepping Stones: Diagnosis: Dehydration, Cure: Living Water

Stepping Stones: Diagnosis: Dehydration, Cure: Living Water
December 3, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about the benefits of drinking enough water. The benefits are huge. The experts say that if you become thirsty, you are most likely already dehydrated. Another recent report title said it all; “You are not sick…you are just thirsty.” All the medical experts agree on this one; we need to continually drink water throughout our day.
We were born spiritually thirsty…empty…dry. All of our “sickness” is due to being spiritually dehydrated. You see, we thirst for God…His love, acceptance, security. Only He can fill our needs…our neediness for everything. Only through Him do we have purpose, fulfillment, contentment, connection, engagement, passion, competence, peace, joy…and especially, pure and true love. We are constantly using “spoiled” water…even poisoned water, to substitute for the true living water that only God, through Jesus, is. This leads to depression, anxiety, addictions, hopelessness, anger, brokenness, and frustration.

Today, commit to taking sips…short prayers, confessing a sin immediately, stopping to thank Him for a blessing you take for granted, asking His advice on and issue, telling someone why God makes a difference in your life…throughout the day from the river of living waters offered by Your Lord and God. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on being thirsty.

Prayer
Dear Father God,
I am so thirsty Lord, and I know this means I am spiritually dehydrated. Help me Father to drink and eat only what is good for me so that my soul may delight itself in Your abundance. I pray in the name of the one who died so I might drink from the living waters, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children said – AMEN!

The Truth
On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
John 7:37-38
Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; and you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come; buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Isaiah 55:1-2
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
John 4:10, 11,13-15

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