Yesterday, I delivered a devotional sermon based on John 4:1-15. It’s the story of Jesus with the Samaritan woman in the well of Jacob in Samaria. The story talks about the spiritual water that we can find in our Lord Jesus Christ that whoever partakes it will never be thirsty again.
My sermon however focused on my personal devotion about drinking regularly 8 glasses of spiritual water. But what are these 8 glasses of spiritual water? In this post, I just want to share to you 8 things that could make your spiritual life lifted up everyday. So ready to drink that spiritual water?
The 8 Glasses of Spiritual Water
- Prayer – Just like the advice of many people. It is important to drink a glass of water the moment you wake up in the morning. And it’s always best to start your day with it.
When you pray say: “Father, hallowed be your name your kingdome come…”
- Meditation on the word – Next one is all about feeding yourself with God’s word by reading it and meditating on it. You learn from what it says and usually (without any intention) the things that you will be reading and meditating is something that will help you within that day. Simply ask for the Holy Spirit to guide you. Psalm 1:2 say: “Blessed is the man… his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”
- Seeking to obey God’s word – James 1:22 says: “Do not be merely hearers but be doers of the word” I think the best way to express what we have read from the Bible is applying it. It is best when we give ourselves to it.
- Offering our work and tasks to God – When was the last time you offered your day to God? This is probably one of the most neglected things in your daily life. You tend to forget to offer your everyday tasks. As God’s people, we need to learn to give it to God. In that way, we show our dependence to Him. 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
- Seeking to share the gospel in anyway – Probably we have done the other four above. But did we ever desire to share the gospel to someone? By experience, we tend to grow faster in our spiritual life once we decide to apply what we have learned from the Bible and all the more if we share the gospel to somebody.Practical things are best learned in hands on experiences. In the same way, our spiritual life is best when it is hands on. Sharing the gospel of Christ is really a nice experience. You wouldn’t know that God enabled you to do that, even if you don’t know how exactly to do it. You just have to try it. Try to read my article about the 21 ways to share the gospel of Christ. You will just find out that there are lots of opportunities where you can actually share the gospel. 1 Thessalonians 2:4 says; “…we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel.”
- Having faith to God in all you do – Maybe you have a gigantic task within that day. You don’t have to be troubled with it. You just need to have faith in God. Jesus said in Mathew 21:21; “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.”
- Hoping and being confident that God answers – “Count your many blessings name them one by one”. Sometimes we forget to thank God because He seems to be working at the place that we don’t see Him. Not only that we can hope, we can also be confident that God answers. Philippians 1:6; “…being confident of this, he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
- Showing love to other people – Showing our love to other people is probably one of the best things that we can do. If you notice, I made this one to be the last because I want you to take note of this one. As 1 Corinthians 13:13 say, “…the greatest of these is love”.
Doing these things is similar to drinking 8 glasses of spiritual water. It involves your personal meditation, dependency to God, and applying the things that you learn from the Bible. These are the things that will keep us spiritually full in our everyday life.