Water is a major body component, accounting for 50–60% of your total weight. It is vital for all body functions, from flushing out waste to lubricating your joints. All body cells, organs, and tissues require water to function. Generally, a person can only survive without water for a few days.

Scientists know that all living things need water, not just people. Here’s a water fact: About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water is in the oceans. Water also exists in the air, rivers, lakes, icecaps, the ground, and aquifers.

Water has been essential to all civilization. It was and is crucial for the development and sustainability of cities and a lifeline for various urban activities, services, transportation, and commerce. Water supports public health, sanitation, economic growth, and the overall well-being of urban residents. Think about all the major cities established and still thriving around significant bodies of water.

Water has a spiritual significance too. Water represents cleansing, renewal, and God’s presence in the Bible. During an encounter with a woman at a well, Jesus refers to a type of “living water.” He said to the woman, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” Notice that He does not say He is the living water but that He would give living water to her. It would be His gift to her; when she received it, she would never thirst again. Of course, Jesus spoke of a spiritual truth, whereas the woman’s thoughts were fixed on physical water.

A Truth: As humans, we need both physical and spiritual water because our physical and spiritual bodies get dehydrated and we thirst. We usually know when we are physically thirsty, but we often miss the signs of spiritual dehydration. Signs of spiritual dehydration can be a lack of motivation and inspiration, absence of joy, presence of weariness, agitation, snippiness, and more. When experiencing spiritual thirst, we need a cold, refreshing cup of “living water.” Are you thirsty today? The well is open, and the Master has the cup in His hand. Drink up and thirst no more.

Doing Good at Work educates, equips, and empowers individuals, businesses, organizations, and non-profit leaders to find living water at work. Are you spiritually thirsty? Click HERE to start a conversation.

REMEMBER: Better People make Better Businesses, and Better Businesses make a Better World.

Thirst no more,

Dr. Boomer Brown, Ph.D., is the CEO of Doing Good at Work. Doing Good at Work is a 501(c) 3 organization that functions like a business. We desire to “Make People Better” because we know better people make better businesses and better businesses make a better world. Learn more: https://doinggoodatwork.com/

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