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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hmmmm- Diet Coke or Water?

Every time I sit in a restaurant I have this inner battle - diet coke or water? My favorite drink is diet coke but the bad news is diet coke is not the healthiest choice and it doesn't stand a chance next to it's competitor - water. Water has been proven to:

Improve Your Energy
Increase Your Mental and Physical Performance
Remove Toxins & Waste Products from your body
Keep Skin Healthy and Glowing
Allow for proper Digestion
& Help you lose weight

Soda has the opposite effect - it dehydrates you and does other harmful things to your body. And though I've heard all these facts many times - I just keep on drinking my diet cokes! So what's my problem?

The simple answer is - I like it! But I know water is better for my well being! I get sad just thinking about my internal war at restaurants - diet coke or Water? Hmph!

Jesus compared his word to water - here's what he had to say in John 4:13-14, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

Did you see that? Jesus calls us to drink from His living water - we know all the benefits and how he can change our lives and yet we still continue to fill up on other earthly stuff to fill our voids and Jesus says - as long as you fill up on this temporary stuff - you will continue to thirst. You see, without Christ you will always long for more - more food, more clothes, more friends, more fun experiences, more vacations - more, more, more. But Christ says - come to me - I will fill you up and you will never thirst! You will be completely satisfied!

Do you wonder why the title of my website is Because Jesus is our living well and women will not live well until we are drinking from the living well!!!

So the question is not diet coke or water? But will you reach for Jesus -or- stuff to satisfy your soul? Does anyone else feel this tug-o-war for your soul?

Walk with the King!



Anonymous Kimmy A. said...

I have that internal battle with water and sweet tea. I love your analogy...very easy to relate to.

October 9, 2008 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Hey girl! I started the blog writing about my love/hate relationship with potato chips - love them - yet hate them for what they do to me! Ha! Then I realized I have the same problem with my Diet Coke - go figure! I must have food issues hehe!!!

Choosing water over diet coke should be a simple thing - yet it's a struggle - taken one step further - choosing God to fill all my voids rather than fun, food, etc. should be simple but I have bad habits, that may seem harmless at the time - but aren't harmless, to break.

Thanks for visiting!


October 9, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Kelly L said...

I have guilt over the money issue! Water is FREE! Todd has influenced me to think this way, which is probably a good thing :)

October 11, 2008 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Yes - Coke and tea is SO over priced these days in restaurants!!! Sometimes it over $2 for a drink - what's up with that??? I could buy two 2-liters on sale for that same price!!!

Again the analogy sticks - water is free - Christ word is free yet we spend money on frills and thrills to fill our voids when we could just have Christ for FREE!

Thanks for sharing Kelly!

October 12, 2008 at 8:24 AM  

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