Think a Minute: Did you know the human body is 70% water? Water is contained in the cells of the body, arteries, veins, and in the spaces between the blood vessels and cells. The body’s water supply is involved in nearly every bodily function – digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. When we eat, breathe, and use our muscles, our body’s water supply is engaged. Thus, to become dehydrated is to lead your body to fail. Here are some statistics:
• 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated
• 37% of Americans mistake their thirst mechanism for hunger pains
• Mild dehydration can slow down your metabolism as much as 5%
• A lack of water is the number 1 trigger of daytime fatigue
• Just a 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory and vision
-Experts say that to overcome dehydration, you should drink at least ½ ounce of water for every pound of body weight each day.
-The point is this: Without the proper intake of water, your body will suffer greatly.
My friends, there is a spiritual lesson in this. Without God’s righteousness, we will also suffer in our hearts and spirits. How thirsty are you for a right standing with God? How hungry are you to live right? How much do you desire to see what is right happen in this world and in your life? Are you weary of injustice and oppression? Are you sick of the way sin is ruining people’s lives? When will righteousness be the order of the day? In Matthew’s gospel, chapter 5, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled…” Did you hear that? God will satisfy your hungry and thirsty heart with His presence and righteousness. It will be like a cold drink of water in a dry, hot desert. Won’t you call on Him today? He’s waiting to fill you up! Amen and Amen!
– Pastor Rob Pesola