A Thirsty Spirit
Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 42-44
Key verses: Psalm 42:1-2
Have you ever been really thirsty?
I mean parched; feeling like you if you don’t get a glass of something, anything, soon you will pass out.
I’m not an athlete so I can only barely remember what it was once like to be running laps in gym, in Florida, in the middle of the afternoon. But as best as I can recall, those were the days when I would kill for a nice cold “Gatorade.”
Thirst is relentless; unforgiving.
But it’s also a great image for how our spirits ought to seek out the living God.
We can’t have much a relationship with God if we only pull Him out, now and then, when we feel like it.
We can’t really know God if we just turn to Him in crisis.
We need to be hungry and thirsty for His presence. That is if we are to fully experience the width and depth of His love.
The Psalmist understood this great truth. He could write about he could remember pouring out his soul in the house of God and how God filled him up again with spiritual refreshment.
He asks himself,
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturb within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, My Savior and my God.”
Are you feeling a spiritually “parched” these days?
Then turn to God again; turn to His word; turn to His love.
And drink deep again.
Prayer: Lord, quench my thirst for you. AMEN.