Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thirst for God

Psalm 42:1-2 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? "


Water is the largest single component of the human body, including our brain, and it is essential for life. Generally speaking, people can only survive about a week without water. To replenish is life-sustaining element in our bodies, we naturally have the physical thirst-urge to drink, and develop an insatiable survival craving for water over an extended period of time and in hot/dry environments. The body and mind quickly begin to malfunction without H2O.

John 7:37On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.


We can picture in our mind that hot, thirsty deer panting for the cool water of the babbling brook. We understand this thirst, and this strong and eager desire is also expressed in our strong and eager spiritual soul thirst for God and His reign in our life daily. It's as natural as our thirst for water every day, when the Lord is the central desire of our heart. 

Revelation 21:6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.”

How is your thirst for God? Your thirst for "righteousness" (meaning having that "right" relationship with the Lord)? Your thirst for "holiness" (meaning the sanctity of purity or integrity of moral character; freedom from sin)? When we are thirsty, we go to the source for refreshment, satisfaction comfort and contentment. Jesus gives of the water of life freely to those who thirsts for the living God. Enjoy!

In Christ, Brian

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