BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
Scripture Reference - Isaiah 55:1
Moses is credited with writing the first five books of the Bible including Genesis. It is believed that God gave him this revelation of creation and human history while he was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights. The first words of the Bible are “In the beginning.” Certainly, it’s not in the beginning of God because God is everlasting. God has no beginning and no ending. God always has been and always will be.
“In the beginning” means in the “nothingness.” It’s before things existed. “In the beginning” means in the “silence.” It’s before sound or noise existed. “In the beginning” tells us of the formation of the heaven and the earth and how they got their start.
During this Lenten Season, the Holy Spirit is asking us to add something to our diets before we take something away. Let’s drink 64 oz of water each day or half your body weight in ounces. For example, I weigh 200 pounds, so I will drink 100 ounces of water each day.
The water will begin to cleanse our bodies from all the impurities. It will also assist our bodies and minds with the digestion of the foods and beverages that we do consume during this adventure in consciousness. The water does not have to be consumed all in one setting. As long as you drink 64 oz of water or half your body weight in ounces within the 24-hour period, you have fulfilled the dietary guideline.
Not only are we adding water to our lives but also, we are adding or enhancing our quiet time by entering into the stillness and the silence. Just as the natural water is made up two elements (hydrogen and oxygen) the spiritual water is made up of two elements (stillness and silence). So every day throughout the day, let’s drink the spiritual water as well as the natural water.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.