“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you:
to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 NLT
What happens to our body when we don’t hydrate enough?
According to Marian Moghaddam, D.O., a family medicine doctor with the Henry Ford Health, “Human beings are made up of about 80% water. Every organ, cell, and tissue in our bodies use it to function properly, so drinking enough water every day is important.” We are required to drink six to eight 8-ounces of water daily.”
My cardiologist, neurologist, and urologist constantly tell me how vital it is for me to stay hydrated due to my heart condition, migraines, and kidney stones. If I don’t drink enough water, I experience migraines, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, and my kidney begins to produce many kidney stones. My doctors are baffled as to why I subject my body to such hardships.
But, to be honest, I don’t drink nearly as much water as my body demands. When my body begins sending signals that my body is dehydrated, I panic and start drinking. But, once I’m feeling better, I revert to my old habit of not drinking the water my body needs.
The same is true with our souls. When we deprive our souls of Spiritual Water, our ‘dehydrated’ heart sends signals to alert us of a dryness deep inside our hearts. As a result, we may feel irritable for no apparent reason; fearful; hopeless; insecure; anxious; sleeplessness; guilty, and empty. I’ve been experiencing some of these symptoms for the last two weeks. I couldn’t explain why, but today, the Lord gave me an answer.
Today, during my time with Jesus, the Holy Spirit guided me to read Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you? Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Then, I started praying and telling the Lord that all I ever wanted was to obey Him. The Lord showed me that I needed to continue flooding my heart with His Word, worship, prayers, and fellowship. At first, I didn’t understand what the Lord was trying to tell me. Lord, I thought, “I spend a lot of time reading the Scripture; listening to worship; praying. So what am I missing, Lord, Jesus?”
But then, it dawned on me. Since I started watching my youngest grandson, I haven’t been able to spend much time with the Lord. As a result, I’ve been experiencing anxiety, fear, sleeplessness, and insecurity.
So, tonight, when I got home, I showered, put on my air pods, and began to listen to Elevation Worship. Friends, there are no words to describe what I went through. My heart and my soul began to worship Jesus. I got completely lost. I felt as if Jesus lifted my spirit to Heaven. Wow, I could close my eyes and see my Lord, my God, the lover of my soul. All my worries, fears, and concerns disappeared. All I could think of was being with Jesus. If this is what Heaven is like, beloved, I can’t wait to go home and be my Lord Jesus for all eternity.
Friends, we live in a world full of chaos and problems, a dry and exhausting place to live. That’s why it’s vital to flood our soul and spirit with God’s Word and prayers and worship the Lord who is worthy of all praises. When the presence of our Lord fills our souls and heart, all troubles, fears, and concerns disappear. He gives you the strength to fly like eagles and run and not be tired. “But those who wait for the LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired.” (Isaiah 40:31 Amplified Bible.
So my sweet friends, let us stand together and wait for the Lord. Let Him fill you with the sweet aroma of His presence. Give your worries and—concerns to our Lord, the Father of Abraham, who always keeps all His promises.
Lord Jesus, thank you for always knowing what I need best. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of spending quality time with you. Lord, I will not look at my circumstances but keep my eyes on you. Fill my soul and heart with your presence. You are all I need.
In your name Lord Jesus, amen!