Monday, August 11, 2014

The Water Oscars

August 11, 2014

Would you like a weight loss tip? (That random moment when your faithful blogging missionary becomes your dietitian). 

Drink water. 

Many times people think that they are "hungry" when in all reality; they are just missing some of that good, quality H2o. We eat and eat and eat and eat (I hope i am speaking for more people than just me here) and never feel fully satisfied because what our body is really craving is water. Water. Let’s talk about water. I love it. Lets actually turn this into the Water Oscars. (A bubblegum pink stage pops out with a cheesy swoopy-haired host and flashing lights.) The nominees for BEST WATER MOMENTS ARE:

1. When you are reeeeeeeeeally thirsty and for some reason haven't been able to access drinkable water. not just normal thirsty. We’re talking absolutely and utterly parched, sirs and madam! Your tongue feels sandy and desert-like and your throat is sandpaper. Then you somehow get a hold of cold, refreshing, bottled water. That first sip is like the fountain of life, and you gulp down the rest. 

2. When you've been running/biking/hiking/working in the garden/ camping/exerting ALL energy for a long period of time. It’s been hours or even days of living in crusted over sweat and filth. Your hair is plastered everywhere and your tight, sunburned skin has a layer of shiny. When you finally step into the shower and that sweet water rinses away all of the impurities. You feel completely clean and rejuvenated. Like a whole new person, able to enjoy the achy soreness of your workout in clean skin. 

3. When it's hot outside. It's been months since it's rained. All of the pollution and smog and smell of dumpster/cigarettes has not only infiltrated, but also been infused into the air. It's like living in a plastic container full of nastiness. And it just circulates, circulates into every breath you take. But then the rain comes. It’s just sprinkling at first but then it pours. A heavy, replenishing, renewing rain. It clears off all the heat from the pavement, sanitizes, and renews the city. The air is fresh and new, and you feel it too!

There are so many adjectives we can associate with water: Clean, pure, refreshing, rejuvenating. Is it any wonder that Jesus is considered the living water? 

Want a weight-of-your-sins loss tip? Turn more to the living water. Turn to Jesus Christ. Instead of filling your life with more and more junk and things that advertise themselves as the solution or happiness in a bottle, turn to the source that will REALLY quench your thirst for Joy. Christ said (John 4:13-14)

 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life  

He truly is what we are seeking for. Here is a picture of someone using water in the best way possible this week. Baptism! Enjoy the photos and this week; commit yourself to drink more deeply of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Much love,
Hermana Hope Thomas

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