Please Pass the Water

Do you ever feel like you get so caught up in the things of the world, the stuff, ride of life, that you forget that it’s not the point? 

This morning as I sat in church, my mind whirling with deadlines and ideas, I sent up a desperate prayer asking my heavenly Father to show me how to not love this world so much. 

As soon as I sent the prayer heavenward, I knew the answer.  It’s so simple, really.  If I fill my cup with Coke, there is no room for water.

Coke doesn’t quench my thirst.  But because it tastes good, I go for the Coke.  And the more I have, the more I want.  And the next thing I know, I’ve gone all day without a glass of water.

And I’m left feeling sick and dehydrated and unsatisfied.

What I need is a tall glass of refreshing ice water.  When I REALLY need is to make water my primary drink.  Of course there’s nothing wrong with the occasional glass of Coke.  But what I find is, when my thirst is quenched by the water, I really don’t even want the Coke so much.

And so it is with life.  Jesus said unto them, "I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will
never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."
~ John 6:35