365 Raw: Day 12 with “Living Water”

I woke up the morning of Day 12, about an hour before I needed to, feeling “good”.

We’ve all heard the importance of drinking water. We know the facts. Yes, our bodies are more than 70% water. Yes, most humans cannot survive more than three days without water. Yes, most Americans are walking about in a state of physical dehydration. I’ve thought a lot about “thirst” lately. During the first few days eating LFRV, I was thirsty almost constantly. Today though, I wasn’t thinking about our physical need for water.

glasswithfriesI’ve been drinking smoothies and juices out of a huge, King Kong, plastic cup for a while now. So, the Husband ordered me an enormous (60oz) glass from Amazon (which arrived yesterday). During a portion of this morning’s sermon, I pictured that large glass filled with french fries (and other idols I’ve had). Even though I stuffed almost an entire bag of frozen fries into that glass, I wasn’t able to fill up every bit of space. You can see the air pockets. However, if I poured a liquid in there, it would seep into all those nooks and crannies. It would fill the empty places quite easily, and more perfectly than those french fries.

Most of us walk about like that glass, empty. We sense the emptiness; in fact, it can be almost palpable at times. No one likes the way emptiness feels, even though I’m quite aware that some of the melancholy sort might try to convince us they are more than “at home” in that state of being… they don’t actually like it. So what do we do? We try to stuff other things into our void (or pretend we enjoy the void). Food, television, relationships, material possessions, money, career, children, spouses, vacations, kitchen remodels… and the list could go on for some time. Even though we often turn to those things for fulfillment, there are always empty spaces. I could eat ridiculous amounts of food and not be satisfied. I could watch endless hours of television, and still be miserable.

Fortunately, there’s this wonderful thing called “Living Water“… and His name is Jesus. Being filled with the Holy Spirit is just that… filled! He will seep into all those nooks and crannies in your life and fill you with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no satisfaction like that of the peace that surpasses all understanding.

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What I read: Job 32-34largeglassofoj

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Ten oranges juiced with electric citrus juicer
  • Lunch – 10 Bananas blended with 8oz of water – YUM!
  • Dinner – 1/2 large watermelon, 1 pound of romaine, 1 cup of grape tomatoes, 1 cup golden tomatoes with fruity dressing (1 cup grapes, 1 cutie, cilantro, parsley blended together)
  • PM Snack – 2 oranges juiced

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 12:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face (thank you, salt)
  • sinus congestion – very little, but I am having a lot of drainage now
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne – clearing, almost gone
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings – better
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – very little
  • unable to sleep well – slept well.
  • unquenchable thirst (again, thank you, salt) – much better
  • cravings – 
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