Day 6: Are You Hydrated?

During a morning run in downtown Santa Rosa de Copan, seeing the surrounding majestic mountains and lush vegetation made my appreciation for God’s handy work intensify. The altitude in this part of Honduras reaches over 3700 feet above sea level. The more hills we climbed in our run, the more parched I became. Little did I know that higher altitudes mean low air pressure and low humidity. The combination of the two means that the higher you are, the more water you need to keep your body functioning. I needed water!

We have all heard that when you are training for a race, it is important to hydrate the day before because it will sustain you through the race. As Christians, we need to also be spiritually hydrated with the Word of God to prepare for the race of life. So, when we are running through the mountains and the valleys, we will have what we need in order to stay in the race; just like a runner needs the fluids to make it to the finish line.

John 7:38 says (NIV), “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

It is important that we never think we don’t need to journey into the Word or pray daily. When we meet challenges and obstacles, we will be able to pull from the strength our training has provided. If we slack in our training, it will be evident in the way we deal with difficult circumstances, respond to our family, and friends. We cannot hide how little we’ve trained because our lives will speak the truth.

So are we running strong or are we a little weary? Next time when you feel dry and thirsty, look to the bible. It has a refreshment and quenching effect to the things that dry out your spiritual walk. Your Faithful Trainer has set out the living water to keep you hydrated, but you have to choose to drink it.

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