The Power of Water

2nd Quarter 2010 Lesson 4 Wednesday

“But they that wait upon the Lord and renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”. Isaiah 40:31

Meditate upon this text. What promises can you take from it for yourself? How can you apply it to yourself?

I understand that anything can be possible with God. He can give us new life and power. It’s like adrenaline. It pumps you up and you can continue all the good things you’ve done in spreading God’s message in tireless devotion. I don’t know if I can apply it to myself in that context. Most of what I did back in MountainView College was joining church visitations every Saturday where we lead songs, give story telling portions on Sabbath school and help in organizing songs and stories for the children. I know how Jesus Christ empowers us. I’ve seen them or heard about it from people who were intensely devoted in spreading the word of God.

The lessons also states an example about a study of two groups of athletes. One group consumed water as much as they lost in their sweat while the other group were deprived of it. After the experiment, the latter group felt that they could continue for more hours while the former were exhausted after 3 hours.

Undeniably, water gives us power and energy. It has a lot of benefits to our body considering water makes up more than half of our body weight. Nevertheless, we should drink what is recommended. Such in all things, it can be bad in excessive amounts which may lead to water intoxication.

How much water are you drinking each day? Make a conscious choice to keep track of how much water you are drinking, and if you’re not getting enough, what’s holding you back from doing something so simple, and yet holds so many benefits for you?

I am not an avid water drinker. I don’t keep track of how much water I have taken in a day. There are days that I comply and some where I forgot that I have drank so little. When I find my urine color to be unsatisfactorily, that is when I save face. But really as what this lesson has taught me, I should know my water intake and appropriately follow the guidelines. It is simple and it shouldn’t be overlooked.

I found this website, Mother Nature Network, that has this Hydration Calculator to calculate our hydration needs based on gender, age and weight. Well, it said that I need to drink 91 oz or 9 cups of water/beverages daily. Let’s drink to that.


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