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Speaking about balance, yesterday I read about a 28 year old woman in Sacramento who died last week from drinking too much water!


The woman had entered a competition on a radio station and the idea was to see who could drink the most water without having to go to the bathroom. The comp was called, “No Wee for a Wii.” (A Wii is a Nintendo gaming console for your TV).


Apparently this woman drank so much water that it diluted her system to the point that she passed out and later died.


There are a number of documented cases where drinking too much water has been fatal. Most of us don’t have to worry though – many of these cases are marathon runners, drug addicts (on Ecstasy) or idiots taking part in initiation pranks.


Research shows that drinking too much water can eventually cause your brain to swell, stopping it from regulating vital functions such as breathing.


Now water is normally a good thing for us – and it should be, seeing as though 90% of our body is made up of water. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing right?!


The point I’m trying to make here is this; not only do we have to refuse to take in the wrong things, we have to make sure we take in the right things too and in a balanced way.


You know, balance in the Christian life is so, so important. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the immediacy of this life that we forget that we’re living for eternity.


Sometimes we get so busy with life and concerned about the here and now that we start to cut corners with God. Outwardly we act the part, but inwardly our spiritual life is dead. We’ve taken in so much of the “water of the world” that God has been diluted right out of our system.


Ever feel like that?