When running a race one must stay hydrated with fluids. A team mate on my daughter’s team fainted while running. The culprit was dehydration. Spiritually staying hydrated will allow us to continue the race and cross the finish line.
How do you stay hydrated? Daily reading the bible, listening to a sermon on the internet, through podcast, or on the television, attending church, meditating on the word, and staying in communion with the Lord will hydrate a Christian. It is a daily discipline, despite the busyness of life.
We can drink from the water that the Lord provides us daily to stay directed and to avoid being faint of heart in a tough world. “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:13-14). May we drink deeply to quench the thirst and stay hydrated in the race.