Today, 11th December 2007, I am simply thankful for 'WATER' . Yesterday, I went to the gym as usual, and oh my, was it a difficult work-out or what!. I wasn't feeling tired, but my body was not heeding to the call of exercise! lift the arm - nope, I ain't moving! Squeeze the biceps, nope I ain't bulging! I was getting irritated with myself, I seem to be moving in very slow motion! Then my trainer told me, okay we have to stop now, because something is not quite right. Lets analyse;
Trainer: Did you eat what I told you to eat today?
Me: yes, of course I did
Trainer: Did you get enough sleep last night?
Me: yup was in bed by 10pm
Trainer: Did you drink 2litres of water or any water at all today?
Me: eeerm, half a small glass, I think
Trainer: How much water did you drink over the weekend?
Me: eerm a few glasses.
I was promptly told off and had to end my session earlier than usual. I was told "you have a target of 1 litre tonight and tomorrow at least 2 and then I see you back here, hydrated tomorrow!"
My tail between my legs, on my way home, I thought how important water really is to man. I got home, was having a shower, and thought, wow! I know what I am really thankful for.. Lord I am thankful for WATER! Imagine that!
WATER, something we take for granted, I mean it is there whenever we need it, in whatever quantity! I am thankful because I am aware that whole countries are looking and dying for this same water.
I am thankful for water because on a very cold day, such as we are experiencing in England, I am able to step into bathroom, have a hot shower or pour some into a hot water bottle and warm myself up! Not a lot of people have that privilege. Water is precious and I really will learn to treat it as such. I am even able to make a cup of hot tea to warm myself up!
I am thankful for water because on a hot summers day, I am able to get hold of this same water to quench my thirst! I really did not know I could be this thankful for WATER, but dear Lord, this very day I truly am.
Some more reasons why, I am thankful for the free gift of Water:
- I am thankful for water, because it means life as Jesus explains in John 3:5 " Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit." In the physical if I don't drink water, I will most likely die of dehydration! Imagine that!"
- I am thankful for water because water speaks to us the purification of the christian as we learn in Ezekiel 36:25 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols.
I am ever so thankful for water because it reminds of the Invitation to the Lord’s Salvation! Imagine that! This we learn in Isaiah 55:1 “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink— even if you have no money!Come, take your choice of wine or milk— it’s all free!"
I am thankful for water, because it reminds me that when I drink of the living water of Christ, I will never go thirsty as it says in John 4:14 "But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
Beautiful people, HERE IS YOUR INVITATION. WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL TO THE LORD FOR THIS VERY DAY?
Have a wonderful day drinking your fill, out of the water of life, as you live out the realities of God's will today; not forgetting to make Him famous along the way.
Living waters he thought, the flow of eternal life