Living Water: God’s Miracle


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Why is it that we drink everything but what God intended for us to drink, that is, water? We drink sweet tea, coffee, commercial soft drinks, alcohol, and sugary fruit drinks to the exclusion of good cold water.  The damage we do to our bodies when we drink too much of these unnatural and artificial beverages has been increasingly documented by the health industry and can be avoided if we don’t ignore the warnings. 

 

Drinking too much of these sugary beverages adds a lot of empty calories to our diet without adding any beneficial vitamins and minerals much of the time.  These calories convert to the fat flab around our middles. With obesity comes an increase in serious health problems related to high sugar and fat diets.  Alcohol is one of the highest caloric drinks and is often a key factor in obesity.  In low carbohydrate diets, some of the first things to go are commercial soft drinks, alcohol, and other high sugar content drinks like fruit punches.

 

Drinking water, on the other hand, has many health benefits.  Choosing water, rather than high sugar drinks, is one of the first things we can do to reclaim our health, and lose unwanted pounds from our mid-section.  Overweight people are at greater risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and chest infections.  If we drink more water, we will have less constipation, less kidney and bladder problems, less urinary tract infections, less acne, and less problems associated with obesity.

 

Drinking water is especially beneficial in keeping the skin clear of acne in teens and others prone to have this problem.  Drinking water instead of sugary and often caffeinated commercial soft drinks helps children suffering from constipation, enuresis (bed wetting), and encopresis (soiling unexpectedly).  Drinking more water helps clear up bladder and urinary tract infections much faster than continuing to drink sodas, tea, coffee, and alcohol, which are diuretic in nature. 

 

Diuretics act on the kidneys to increase urine output.  This increase of urine is accompanied by a loss of sodium and potassium, which are essential nutrients. Dehydration can occur, especially in the young and elderly. Insufficient water in the diet often causes dehydration and diuretics in the diet compound the problem. Dehydration is caused when most of the fluid in the colon is absorbed into the blood stream, leaving the feces hard and difficult to pass (constipation).

 

Drinking too many diuretic drinks compounded by not drinking enough water causes many problems that can be largely avoided if we would only choose water instead.  Constipation and cystitis (bladder infection) are both effectively treated by drinking more water and less diuretic drinks.  Obesity is also decreased by drinking more water and less sugary sodas, which are diuretic.  Diuretic drinks and drugs do not help in weight loss, but only takes needed water out of the body. 

 

God designed our bodies to drink water and when we drink too many sugary and often caffeinated drinks instead, we will likely have health problems eventually.  We can usually avoid these if we limit our consumption of these products and drink more water instead.  Our health will be better overall, we will be less inclined to obesity, and our pocket books will benefit as well.  Water, living water, is truly God’s miracle! 

 

 

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About mamaheartfilled

I am a mother of eight wonderful children and three grandkids, who I am very proud of. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. My ministry is geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community, and that I have been called to the homeland mission field of North America. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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