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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Shape of the Soul | Day Four | Water & Rain


Our bodies are made up of 72% water. We are watery beings, hosting vibrant souls. Living water flowing on a watery planet. Throughout the gospels, water and rain are seen as life- giving blessings, offering a quenching of thirst and a cleansing renewal.

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” (Leonard da Vinci)

We are baptized with and in water, a cleansing of spirit as we are dedicated to God and reborn in Christ. “No one can enter the Kingdom of Heaven without being born of water and the spirit.” (John 3:5)

Today, consider how you might use water in a reverent way, in gratitude to God for blessings rained down upon you and for the new life and cleansing of sin given to you by Jesus Christ.

Whether you are wading in the ocean, floating in a pool or a tub, standing under a hot shower or drinking a cool glass of water, be aware of the many ways you rely upon and enjoy the use of water in your life and say a prayer of thanks. Consider yourself washed clean of guilty feelings, bad habits or a nagging worries and feel renewed in the love of Christ.




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Journaling Prompts:

In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the river of life.” (St. Teresa of Avila)

“Healing rain is a real touch from God.” (Michael W. Smith)

“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (John 7:37-38) “...those who

drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” (John 4:14)

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” (Rumi)

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain
sing you a lullaby.” (Langston Hughes)

“A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.” (Frederick the Great)



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Tomorrow: Wind & Waves