Have you ever been so thirsty you thought you were going to die? Probably nothing so dramatic, but we all know what it means to be thirsty. Humans have a natural desire for water, especially on hot summer days. But we also thirst for other things. Money, attention, the latest greatest smartphone. And the more we fill up on these things, the less content we become.
What we really need to satisfy that type of thirst for more stuff is Jesus. Spiritual thirst drives us to search out other things when it is Jesus we should be looking at.
Christians and nonbelievers alike have a tendency to look for a drink at the wrong faucets, looking for happiness in drugs, alcohol, and power. Some spend years looking and never quench that craving.
Psalm 42:2a reads, My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. As Christians, we should want more of God and what God has to offer. That emptiness we feel during our day is our soul asking for something spiritual. Some type of peace to quell the storm inside. We’re just lucky God has an endless supply of living water to give us.
O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. – A.W. Tozer
The more we get filled with the Holy Spirit, the more we will want to devour His word. The insatiable craving for God’s word grows each day we come to know more of our Father.
Reading the Bible refreshes you daily. And when your soul is dry and arid, nothing brings you closer to being content than prayer with your loving Father.
The more we crave His word, the more we learn, and the more we want to live like Jesus. We end up more focused on God than ourselves. That is what it means to be more like Jesus.
No matter how much you get from this world, you will always want more. Actors, sports figures, models all seem to have it made with the money they make. Yet we hear all the time about how they’ve turned to alcohol or drugs to fill some void in their lives. The emptiness is not in their homes, it’s in their souls. They have a cavity deep inside that they cannot seem to plug.
God alone can fill that hole in our soul no matter how deep. We just have to stop looking at stuff and allow Him in. So, fellowship with God. Enjoy your time with Him. And don’t worry about drinking in too much. His well will never run dry.
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