Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
People in America drink many different types of drinks. Coffee and pop seem to be among the favorites. I believe that is partially because of the caffeine. However, soda pop is also chosen by many because of its sweet taste. People love the sensations that come with the taste of things. We like the taste of things that are sweet, tart, sour, or bitter, all different kinds of flavors. Ask a kid if he would rather have an ice-cube, or a Popsicle. He will choose the Popsicle every time. Why? Well, it is what his brain says he WANTS. It is part of that self-satisfaction drive we all seem to have.
However, things change a bit when you really get thirsty. I am not talking of the “I could use a drink,” kind of thirsty. I am talking about the “I have been working all day in the sun without anything to drink” thirsty. It is that mouth dry and needing a drink bad thirsty. The kind of thirsty that makes you feel as if you had been in a desert for a few days thirsty. Now what do you want? Do you want some thick syrupy fruity drink? No, my friend you want WATER! Why? It is not because it is what you want, but because your body is telling you it is what you desperately NEED.
That is the kind of thirsty you need when you come to God. Not a passing type of thirst saying, “Oh, God looks good, I think I will try Him for a while.” You need a thirst for God that says, “God, I need you. I will give my life to have you as you gave your life to have me. Use me as you see fit as I realize you are the one and only LIVING GOD.” Now that is a thirsty soul. You do not need God to be just what you want; you need Him to be everything you require in life.
Take a moment today to drink from the fountain of real life. Jesus is that Spring of Living Water that never runs dry.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 5-8 / Psalm 41-42 / Proverbs 15:17 – 16 / Luke 8
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 48-51 / Rom. 6
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director