Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Drink

A large percentage of the human body is made of water.
This is not new information and no, I didn't invent it.
Unless you've been living under a rock you know that we are all supposed to drink 6-8 servings of water per day. At 8 ounces a serving, that's about 48 ounces of water down the hatch. My compliance with this rule of thumb pretty much guarantees most of my life is spent in the restroom. This is why I tend to wander away from the rules on occasion. It's hard to accomplish much if one is in the restroom all day.
Last week for a variety of reasons, I didn't drink my water. The most ridiculous reason is that we ran out of bottled water. If only a person could get water from somewhere other than a bottle, I could've done better.
In one of those God-inspired ironies, if we don't drink water we retain water. I won't bore you with the details of why that is but I assure you it's true. I retain water like the Hoover Dam on a good day so I know what happens on no-water days. I also stop pooping, which I don't do much of anyway. Still out there?
Anyhoo, this week my grandma had a few issues and I was doing what little I could to help out meaning I was at her house after work a few days. I was worried about her so I was stressed. I tried to assist her and (now, this is highly medical); I pulled the crap out of my back. By Friday evening I was pretty tired, sore and feeling overall blah. Not sick. Just blah.
So I went to the Lord seeking wisdom and strength. "Oh Lord", says I, "I need you to help me. Heal my sore back. Give me extra energy. Give me wisdom." So on and so forth. I believe I inserted a few thees and thous to make it official.
And here is what God, creator of the universe, redeemer of my soul, says to me.
"Drink some water silly girl."
Ok, I'm looking for parting clouds and angel's song over here. Drink some water?
I'm not sleeping, I'm tired, my head hurts, my back is pulled all to crap, my grandma's sick.
"Drink some water silly girl."
But we are out of bottled water?
"Turn on the water faucet goofball. Drink some water."
So I drank some water. And I drank some more. And in half an hour I drank 42 ounces of unholy tap water.
And...I felt a little better!
My head ache went away. My back still hurts but it's a little better. My achiness subsided. I went to bed early and slept hard all night long. I woke up feeling better still. So this morning right after my coffee, I drank some more water!
It seems that being mostly made of water, if I run dry I don't work as well.
Maybe it's really that simple. We need to be careful what we are made of and refill the empty places so we can get through the day a little better.
By the way, after I drank some water last night, I laid down in my bed and closed my eyes. I didn't go to sleep. I asked God to move over me and soothe me from the inside out.
I'm made of water and Jesus.
Next time you get dehydrated; drink some water.
And a little drinking in Jesus wouldn't hurt either.
It's what we're made of, after all.

Isaiah 12:3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.


6 comments:

Mrs. Mac said...

Silly girl. We had the best tap water when living in Michigan ... probably from the Detroit River ... go figure. You would fit in around my home ... the talking about poopies and all things stinky ;)

Trish said...

Being a coffee drinker, you really
need that water! Coffee is a natural Diuretic!

Drinking Gods Living Water, fills us with peace and joy!!

Louise said...

I know what can happen when we don't drink enough water ... it landed me in the hospital with dehydration about 4 years ago. I am known as the Water Queen so it came as a shock to my family that I, the reigning water monarch in the this part of the world, would be dehydrated. It affected my heart and I was so dizzy I couldn't stand up without the room moving. I knew better because, due to the lung issues, I am s'posed to drink about a gallon a day. I DO live in the bathroom on those days!
Yes, we can be silly girls. Thankfully we have a loving Father.

Margie said...

I am the talking about poop queen so you won't scare me off that easy :)

I feel the same way, when I am run down, the first thing I do is grab a glass of COLD water, I almost instantly feel better.

KayMac said...

Ok, this is so cool. This morning I read--
7 Singers and dancers alike say,
“All my springs are in you.” Psalm 87.
which led me to--
9 For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light. Psalm 36.
which led me to the scripture from Isaiah that you posted, which led me to--
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Revelations 21:6!!!!

So, we both went from water to Jesus-the Living Water--just taking different paths!!! Uh, I think I better go hydrate!!

Hilmarose said...

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