Spiritually Dehydrated

Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

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Are there times in your everyday life that you feel like there's something wrong? When things don't go as smooth as normal, or you worry more than normal. When I open my Bible and have a devotional my days go smoother. I'm not so quick to judge, or be angry or even worry. Why is it that I choose to be SO BUSY that I don't find time to open my Bible everyday. I start to feel spiritually dehydrated after a few days. I have a strong prayer life, but I need to have a strong walk with God and that involves having time in his word along with my prayer life, they just go together.

John 7:37
On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.

God Bless,
Ginger

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23 comments

I NEED A DRINK, Lord Jesus! Thank you for reminding us that only HE is the pause that refreshes!!

November 7, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Oh this is so true. Why do we fight sometimes the very thing that lifts us the highest, gives us the most strength, and brings about sure comfort and love? And your right, too long and the thirst becomes unbearable. I have found the longer I go the more likely I am to be attacked by the enemy too! All good reasons to drink of His water every day!! Thanks for this reminder. Blessings, Debbie

November 7, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Wow Ginger, this post spoke to me. I am always stressed and running around crazy and I sometimes think why is it like this when some (in my community) have it so easy. Then, before I can feel too sorry for myself, I look around and realize how blessed I am.

November 7, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Yes, Ginger. I feel this way too. It is so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday living that we forget to nourish our spirits. Thank you for this timely post.
Have a great Sunday.
Blessings,
Charlotte

November 7, 2009 at 10:43 PM

Not only do I need to start my day with Him and the Word, I feel it equips me to pray for others when I get something substantial in the morning!

November 7, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Ginger, this sure fits me right now. I feel like I'm "late" all the time, rushing even when I'm just walking through the house. I can't seem to get to what needs to be done fast enough. To make time in the morning for prayer and Bible reading, before the day even begins, changes my thoughts and actions for the rest of the day...allowing Him to lead brings power and peace.

God bless,
Mary

November 8, 2009 at 1:18 AM

I am so grateful He is there to fill that thirst - nothing else is quite satisfying. Sarah

November 8, 2009 at 6:59 AM

We can live without food for a few days, but not without water. I don't want to be spiritually dehydrated that I die just like that. Thank you for reminding us to drink the Living Water. Have a great weekend sister Ginger.

November 8, 2009 at 8:12 AM

God is good to provide this needed substance that sustains. Thanks for sharing, Ginger.

November 8, 2009 at 8:20 AM

When I first moved to Arizona, everyone reminded me to keep drinking ~ even if I wasn't thirsty, to avoid dehydration; that by the time I realized I was thirsty, it (dehydration) had already begun. I love this analogy you've shared! Thank God, it's never "too late" to receive His blessings!

Myra

November 8, 2009 at 10:08 AM

I was "blessed" to receive three devotional books free this year. I keep them and a Bible together by a "reading" chair. I try to read from all of them each day. Thanks for your good post.

November 8, 2009 at 10:12 AM

Hi Ginger,
A wonderful post with food for thought. Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

November 8, 2009 at 1:08 PM

So true; if we are feeding from his hand the things that will feed us won't be so good!

November 8, 2009 at 1:24 PM

What wonderful words~ spiritually dehydrated....so often we don't know we are thirsty til this occurs....I needed this reminder today, Ginger.
God bless

November 8, 2009 at 2:09 PM

I love to drink from Jesus cup.

November 8, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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November 8, 2009 at 3:18 PM

Going without spiritual food is a lot like going without natural food. After a while, we began to become hungry, but too often I reach for other things to fill that spiritual hunger, instead of the things that will satisfy.

Great post today. Thanks for the reminder.

November 8, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Thank you for that reminder, Ginger.We do need to feed on His Word.

November 8, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Ginger,
A great reminder for all of us...all too easy to get caught up in the day and forget about reading God's word. I try to start my day with a devotion, bible reading and prayer time.


Blessings,
Jean

November 8, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Dehydrated...what a great analogy and to remember to drink in the word!

November 8, 2009 at 5:50 PM

Both prayer and God's Word are vital for our spiritual growth. I posted about this similar thought: "Do you still eat your meals even on the days you are busy? If you take care of your body by taking in nutrients through eating your food everyday, why would you not daily feed yourself with God's Word and be willing to starve yourself spiritually? Without taking in God's Word daily, you will get weaker and weaker spiritually. Therefore, reading/studying the Bible each day is very important." To read the whole post, please go to http://bornagainandblessed.blogspot.com/2009/07/filled-up-with-powerful-fuel.html .

November 8, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Good verse! Yes, I do feel spiritually dry sometimes, and this is a good reminder of how to refresh. wb

November 8, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Oh this is such a great reminder. I find that I get "thirsty" a bit less now that I have become more mature in Christ. Or perhaps it is not that I thirst less often but that I am quicker to turn to Christ when I need to.

November 9, 2009 at 4:36 PM

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