Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Prolonging Your Life

     "Jesus said to her, 'Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."-John 4:13-14

     All the time I get on Pinterest and see articles like, "These are foods that you thought were good for you, but really are slowly killing you." or other things like that. Now, don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with eating healthy, or trying to prolong your life, or keeping yourself from getting sick. Your body is a temple, and it's important that we all take care of ours. However, and I know this is kind of sad, we will all die anyway. But, what if I told you that there was a way to prolong your life indefinitely? What if I told you that there is a way that you can make sure you will live forever?

     In John 4:13-14 as you can see at the beginning of this article, talks about this water that will quench our thirst forever. The water that Jesus is talking about is baptism. See, we can get so caught up in special diets, and health food, calorie counting, that we forget to study and pray, which are things that will prolong our life forever. We can do all the calorie counting and exercising, but the only kind of exercising that's important is exercising our knowledge for God's word. "For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." Yes, it's good that we exercise and eat healthy, but it's far more important for us to study God's Word, and to practice it in our daily lives.

    Today I would like to encourage each of you to remember what's the most important in your life, and to spend less time worrying about what fruits can do this and what vegetables can do that, and start focusing on what's really important: God's Word.