Refreshing Water

It only takes me an hour before exhaustion kicks in.

Psalm 103:1-22

Reference: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (‭Psalms‬ ‭103‬:‭5‬ KJV)

Explore: Our current garden is like a native bushland. It is beautiful but a little bit out of control.

I have been working hard when I can to regain control and limit the amount of plants in each garden bed. This is hard manual labour.

While I may not be the fittest person in the world, it only takes me an hour before exhaustion kicks in.

The other day I had been in the garden for over an hour and my husband came past. He asked if I needed anything and I mentioned a glass of water would be great.

He brought me out a large, cold glass of iced water and as soon as it touched my lips my whole body rejoiced! I felt the cool liquid slide all the way down my throat and my mouth was instantly refreshed.

It was exactly what I needed and my whole body noticed the change. Although I was still tired, I gained some energy to keep going.

Application: This Is the kind of difference the psalmist says God can have in our lives. He satisfies us so we are renewed.

But to do that we have to go to the source of living water.

I could have got my own water when I was gardening. I knew where the glasses were, I knew where the ice was and I knew where to get the water. But instead I just continued working, even though it was more of a struggle.

There are times when we need to stop for a moment and go to find the living water. It may take some extra effort or more time, but the refreshing we will gain from it will make it all worthwhile.

Prayer: Lord, may we draw our strength from You today. Fill us with Your living water. Amen.

What refreshment do you need from God today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.