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Living Water

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Ahhh….. water! It’s the essential liquid for all living things. Its purest form, is odorless, nearly colorless and tasteless. 60% of your body is made up of water. It’s vital, without it we perish.

Water covers 70% of our earth, but only 97% of it is undrinkable. 77% is frozen, 3% is fresh water. It’s been politically disputed, and in many places its treasured and incredibly difficult to get.

Water is the only substance that occurs naturally in three states as a solid (ice), a liquid and a gas (water vapor).

Living water is essential in my life. Without it, I perish.

In its purest form it is the Spirit that guides me. It reveals the truth, it strengthens and encourages me. It comforts me and fills me with joy.

It’s with you 100% of the time, but only if you accept Him as your Savior. It’s politically disputed, and in many places incredibly difficult to worship freely.

Living water is one of three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14.

I shall never thirst again.

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Thoughts

spiritual warfare“For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 2 3:7.

Blogging is all about our thoughts. Since I’ve started blogging I am much more aware of my life experiences and my thoughts on a daily basis, but how often do we catch ourselves before our thoughts become ugly? How often do we allow our minds to justify the things that we shouldn’t do? How often does absolute truth become relative?

We wrestle, and struggle in our minds against world, and when our humanistic thoughts start to follow evil, our mind becomes a battlefield, and we’ve entered spiritual warfare. In all of these aspects lie the very heart of an individual.

So what do we do?
As Christians, we seek to live by the truth and power of God, believing in God’s promised victory. We are not ignorant of the reality of evil, and the destruction that surrounds our world on a daily basis. It is in this process that we will encounter a very real spiritual struggle in our thoughts, and emotions, but we must recognize the strongholds ( 2 COR 10:1-6).

Strongholds are those things that keep our minds going in the wrong direction:
Thoughts that don’t agree with God’s word
Imaginations
Our wishes and wants
Proud thoughts
Assuming
Lust
Worry
Discontentment

Fighting the war
Our weapons of warfare are found in the Wisdom of Christ, God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. Make sure you’re wearing the breast of armor every day!

“The spiritual battle takes place in our minds, but the place we give Christ in our hearts determines our victory” ~ Magdalene