|This is how he normally poses for pictures anyway|
I learned something yesterday. I got a really great book that I know I am going to love from Roxanne and Troy for Christmas. It is a Max Lucado trio in one. I started with Come Thirsty, and as the title implies it talks about water. This is something that spoke to me as a coach and as a woman in general, but especially in this moment of this week it spoke directly where I have been struggling spiritually. You know why? Because I dried up! Our body needs water to swallow, temperature control, to fuel our organs, lubricate our limbs, help the blood travel, etc, and our soul needs water so our heart doesn't turn into a raisin. Tis' the season, Jesus is our water - that's the gist of Ch.1. Temper/moodiness, worry, guilt, fear, irritability, insecurity, I could go on... We need spiritual water to fuel our soul. The story is told in John 7, but specifically, John 7:37-38 says: “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” It's funny how you read these verses (especially a common one like this verse), and you think, yes, this is great, makes sense, check. But then it comes around later at the perfect time when there is serious application needed. I even have a cool acronym for you (thanks to Max, of course): Think of Jesus as your WELL: his Work on the cross, the Energy of his spirit, his Lordship over your life, and his unfailing Love. Neat, right? Ok, cheesy math teacher, moving on... Not going to church and only having occasional time to work on the soul has caught up to me - it was an easy time to prey, but now I have this great book and found that my church has all the Sunday services via podcast online. I'm going back to work (before I really have to go back to work that is)! Loving God's timing today - He truly will never leave you and meets you right where you are at!