Are You Thirsty?

Written by R. Toddy Jadoo

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“When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’” (John 4:7)

Water. It’s clear, refreshing, accessible for most of us but sometimes taken for granted.

Water has many uses. We use it for cleaning, cooking, relaxation, and drinking when we are thirsty. We can live without food for several weeks but can only live three to five days without water.

The human body is about 70% water. Our cells, tissues, and organs need water for survival. How sad that most people don’t drink enough water! By the time we are thirsty we may already be dehydrated. Here are a few symptoms of dehydration:

•      Faster aging, with wrinkled skin

•      Breathing problems including sinus congestions

•      Headaches

•      Toxic waste build-up, loss of energy

•      Weight gain – higher fat percentage

Just as we can be physically dehydrated we can also be spiritually dehydrated. We need physical and spiritual water on a daily basis. We can be so dehydrated spiritually that we become hardened to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and fall prey to sin. Are you drawing from a dry well?

Before we offer “spiritual water” to others, we must first start with ourselves. We cannot offer what we don’t have. If your glass is empty then you have nothing to offer yourself or anyone else. Sometimes it’s hard for us to remember to drink every day. We get busy and forget or just don’t feel thirsty. Jesus promised the Samaritan woman that He would give her water that she would never thirst again! Can you imagine that? Water that will satisfy you for the rest of your life! Wow!

I want that water don’t you? We can have that water. The only stipulation is to drink! We must commit to action. Every 24-hour period head to the well, Jesus is waiting there for you! You will “top up” when you read several bible verses that pertain to the area in which you are lacking and have at least one conversation with your Savior. In John 4:14 he said, “but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

 Don’t wait until your spirit is dry and parched. Spend time in God’s presence every day.

Dear Jesus, I am thirsty and need your living waters. Please come and fill me up so that I can have eternal life. Help me to drink of the physical waters also so that my body can be healthy to serve you in greater ways. Thank you in Jesus name. Amen

Question: How do you know when you are spiritually thirsty? What practices do you have in place to make sure that you always have enough “spiritual water” to share with others?

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5 Responses to “Are You Thirsty?”

  • Corinne Aguilar says:

    I am thirsty when i start thinking i am in control. When everything becomes negative and my stress is great, that it when I have waited to long to get in the word. Sometimes it makes me so angry when I realize how easily I have let all my faith go and begin living in this world rather than just visiting. I am a child of God and that makes me royalty, help me to remember that I am a princess our the most high God.

  • angel says:

    really enjoyed this devotion.

  • Shari Noble says:

    Wow. My lips are dry,my body achy,and I want salty stuff. I am also finding prayer and Bible ti
    dry. Time to stop and sit by some cool waters, and get quenched again. Bless you for this timely word.

  • Barbara Alpert Barbara Alpert says:

    Dear Shari,

    Hope you are doing well and that the Lord is quenching your prayer, Bible time, and fellowship with Him. We have a wonderful article that may be of great help to you(see link below)in receiving more fully the refreshing water Jesus speaks of in this devotional. I pray that God will fill you with His Spirit to overflowing so you will be able to aid others during a dry time of their life. Enjoy and be blessed!

    http://powertochange.com/experience/spiritual-growth/spiritfilledlife/

    P.S. I have found that reading from a new translation of the Bible always brings a refreshing new insight and revelation to God’s Word and my communion with Him.

  • R. Toddy Jadoo Toddy says:

    Thanks for all the comments…I am so thrilled that this has bless your hearts… please remember to not only drink the physical waters but to dive deep into God’s word for the spiritual waters…

    May God bless you as you continue your journey with Him..

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