Summer might be almost over for your neck of the woods, but for many of us, especially here in Phoenix, it is still raging hot. Today will be 110 and tomorrow a blistering 113… and no more can I say, “But it’s a dry heat” because it’s like walking into an oven! Mercy!!
As mothers of special needs kids, we have to be in tip top condition 24/7. We don’t have the luxury of getting sick because we are caregivers and we don’t have the time to lay down … although doesn’t that sound amazing?
So when you start feeling dizzy, nauseous, perhaps have a headache, stop and ask yourself if you are drinking enough water. Same for your child….is he/she drinking enough water? Dehydration can affect your blood pressure, circulation, kidneys and can produce long term problems that you don’t need. Seriously, you have enough on your plate.
According to Dr Sears Wellness Institute, “children need around an ounce of fluid per pound of body weight per day. For example, a 40-pound child needs around 40 ounces of fluid. Adults need about a half an ounce of fluid per pound of body weight per day. An easy way to remember this is to drink half of your body weight in ounces per day.”
Now, if you’ve followed my blog or read my book, here is where I insert a ‘water’ scripture. 🙂
And John 4:14 says, “But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
During biblical times water was a precious resource. There wasn’t a chrome faucet where you could tap and receive hot or cold water. The women would generally go to a well and draw water to put in their pots for their family and their livestock. They needed water to survive, just like us today!
When Jesus calls Himself, Living Water, He is telling us that we need Him to survive! Jesus is refreshment to our souls just as water is refreshing to us when we are thirsty. The more time that we put into spending precious moments with Him, the more refreshed our lives will become. Like water is necessary for our survival, Jesus is necessary for our eternal journey.
The more water we drink – the better we feel. The more Living Water you allow to pour into your life – the better your soul will feel!
So please, sweet mother’s, remember to drink plenty of water during these hot, hot days and treasure that Jesus is our source of living water!