Reflection: I love going to the beach. Being in the ocean calms me. Having salt in my hair produces some of my best hairstyles. The fresh air brings my heart rate down and the sun makes me jolly. I wish I could be at the beach every day. What I don’t like about the beach is when you need to wash off all the sand. Sand has an amazing ability to travel through your clothing and get into some pretty awkward places. Yet, if I don’t wash off the sand, there will be chafing … and that will hurt. Sometimes, I toss up if it’s necessary to rinse, but when I start waddling off the beach,
I know what I should do. Why do we avoid the things that are good for us? Is it laziness? Is it foolishness? I avoid bible reading and prayer, more than I wish to confess. I act like that things like Instagram feeds and Netflix will nourish my soul. Then, when I feel irritable and uncomfortable, I realise it’s because I used sand to cleanse and refresh my soul instead of the Living Water.
Question: What are you using to cleanse and refresh your soul?
Prayer: Lord may we come to you to nourish our soul. Please forgive us when we place our identity in how other people see us. Amen