Monday, December 28, 2009

Water Daily

By Joyce Tepfer

Water Daily is what the little card said attached to the lovely bouquet of flowers that came my way while recovering from surgery. Truer words were never spoken.

With the daily-ness of life, it takes disciplined intention to take in daily watering…from our heavenly Father through His Word and prayer. Don’t you think the Enemy enjoys keeping us distracted in dozens of directions every time we anticipate the watering hole?

We need not be motivated to include daily watering by guilt. It’s a simple case of NEED.

While recovering, I also received a plant that serves as a super example of this need. When the plant becomes completely dehydrated, the blooms droop from dryness. It’s a study in the benefits of water to watch the plant again take on shape and beauty as water travels to each limb, leaf and bloom with NEED—meeting hydration. 

I don’t have to meet with God daily for His watering, but my look, feel and attitude will take on vibrancy and fresh perspective if I do.

If you’ve ever experienced or seen someone else experience dehydration, you know it’s nothing with which to mess around. Dehydration brings a lethargy that overrides all energy output. It is pure struggle to get to the emergency room for that needed IV. 

Just as the body was designed to require the nutrients of water, so is the spirit responsive to drinking deeply at God's well.

If your spirit is sagging and your motivation to serve is falling off, check out the watering station. It could make all the difference.

For Best Results…Add Water Daily.

He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. — Psalm 23:2-3 (KJV)

This devotion is from Joyce Tepfer’s new book of devotions and teacher training ideas, Refresh, available in February from or by calling 1-800-854-1531. 

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