Seeing God In The Ordinary – Part 3
An essential item while living in the Philippines was to have a water bottle with me at all times. The heat was intensive. And being dehydrated can make you feel sick, cause heart racing, dizziness, kidney failure. I still carry a water bottle with me almost every where I go. The heart issues I have flare up more if I get dehydrated so I make sure to drink plenty of water everyday.
Water is life sustaining.
When thirsty and drinking water, Psalm 42 came to my mind often; “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.”
And Jesus tells us in Matthew 5 that we are blessed for hungering and thirsting for righteousness, for we shall be satisfied. His Word is to be our food and drink day and night.
He is our water of life.
John 13:14 “The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.“
Davao, Philippines averages 90 degrees F on a daily basis along with high humidity levels. Sweating is just part of daily life.
It was always hand to have a sweat rag with you whenever going out and about.
In the Philippines I almost always had a sweat rag, water bottle, and umbrella in my purse; along with hand sanitizer.
Using a sweat rag can remind us that while the rag wipes physical sweat away from our bodies, God’s love and Saviour, Jesus, removes our sins from us.
Psalm 51 declares “blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me form my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”
How wonderful to dwell and meditate on “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103)