Water can be so boring sometimes…
Water can be so boring sometimes.
I wish it would just get a life…
I’ll never forget the time in college when I was really hungry, but it was late. I was at Sophia’s house, rummaging in the refrigerator. She got tired of me making so much noise and said, “Just drink some water. It will fill you up.”
At the time, I was mad, mainly because I was so hungry! Looking back, what I really wanted was a partner in my bad habits. I wasn’t hungry, I was just bored. :/
Have you noticed when there is nothing to do, it’s perfectly fine to just eat? Eating goes with nothing and everything all at the same time. We’ve even programmed our minds to expect to eat at certain times…movies require popcorn, baseball games require hot dogs, football games require wings, and road trips require anything crunchy. But when you look back at it, are you really hungry, or are you just bored?
Mindless eating can really be a challenge area for busy Christians such as ourselves. But we are explicitly told in I Corinthians 10:31, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” This means we must analyze what we put in our mouths, and decide if it will equip us to glorify God.
Is eating hot dogs at every baseball game going to help you glorify God? What about the popcorn in the movies, the wings with football, or the crunchy munchies on the road? Unfortunately, it won’t. And neither will rummaging in the refrigerator at midnight. :/ But you know what will better equip us to serve God? Living water.
As much as I hate to admit it, Sophia was right. Drinking water will fill you up, especially between meals when you’re not really hungry…just bored. It just stinks that water can get a little boring too. (I guess that’s why the soda companies are so successful, water+ flavored sugar= less boredom for you and more money for them).
So how do we keep our living water…well “lively”? Check out this ***NEW*** beverages for the Cleanse board on Pinterest. It has some fun ways to spruce up your H20, along with other recipes as well.