FRIDAY APRIL 13
Activity: Get hydrated.
Oils: Citrus Vitality oils – Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Orange, or any favorites! Using Vitality oils in your water throughout the day helps you stay on top of your water game AND helps drive hydration into the cells. WAIT a second, you may say… I thought oil and water didn’t mix. In a pure sense of the word “mix”, no, they do not. However, just as an ultrasonic diffuser mists minuscule essential oil particles through the air, mixing water vapor with oil particles, so does the Vitality oil we put in our water mix and disperse when added. Agitation helps disperse the molecules more evenly, so I prefer to shake it (like a polaroid picture). This is just one of the many reasons I prefer a silicone-sleeved glass bottle with a lid (the other being a certain “3-my-old”).
What is Hydration?
Water is vital to life. Whether you get it from a store, a fountain, or from your kitchen sink, you just need it!
Now, as my mother likes to say, “But, water is the first ingredient in diet coke…”
That, friends, is not the same. Water is also the first ingredient in the toilet bowl, but you shouldn’t drink that either.
I digress. DON’T SEND ME HATE MAIL. I used to drink all the sodas. And, I still drink all the coffee. No judgement, y’all!
So, it’s a pretty well established across the medical community that water is vital to life. Just in case you need more reason than that to drink it, or at least add it to your daily routine, have a look at what the WebMD peeps have to say: https://www.webmd.com/diet/features/6-reasons-to-drink-water#2
What Does Scripture Say?
John 7:38 – Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.
I. Love. This. Verse. What a promise, huh? When we believe in the Lord Jesus, rivers of living water flow from within us. Jesus, may that be true of us today! We overflow from the abundance of our heart, which is full of the love of Christ. We can’t help but speak. We can’t help but proclaim him when we know and believe in him.
Water is powerful. Dams that try to stop water are outrageously strong, thoroughly engineered, and well-built. Yet, even these can fail when the immense force of flowing water overpowers it. Eventually it levels, causing devastation in its wake as the once-powerful water becomes stagnant.
In a similar manner, we deal with outrageously strong “dams” in our own lives. It is only the living water that can break through. Friend, no stronghold can withstand the living water that flows from you when you believe in the Christ Jesus of Scripture. You become unstoppable because it’s HIS power at work in you. Think on this. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave LIVES in us. That’s the power that propels the living water. He infiltrates every part of our being when we know him. There is nothing in all creation that can separate us from His love. No stronghold too intense that Jesus can’t break through.
Even more amazing, that water is indeed LIVING, so there is never stagnation. Always flowing, restoring rather than destroying. The living water becomes an invitation to all – come, drink and be satisfied. “…the water I give them will become a spring of water in them. It will flow up into eternal life.” (John 4:14)
What Will You Do?
Anytime you drink today, I challenge you to recite the verse from today. It’s not long and you can totally do it! (John 7:38 – Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.) Save the image on your phone as a lockscreen for the day, whatever it takes. But, take time to meditate on the truth found there. Let it permeate your heart and mind. Purpose once again to overflow with his living water into the lives of all you meet.