Have you ever had such great thirst that you crave a large cup of water or maybe your favorite drink? Now, have you felt so much desire to be close to God, but yet you feel so far away? This morning I began to question so many things in my life. I found myself at a place of dryness – a place where I have such need to seek God and know His will. My thoughts kept taking me back to dry times in my life where God always satisfied my thirst.
Then, he reminded me that being thirsty is His free gift to me. Without being thirsty, will I truly go to Him for my need? If I so satisfied, will I seek to desire Him? So, I thanked Him for this dryness. Then, I was reminded of this verse in Isaiah 55:1-2:
“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.”
I’m so thankful for times where I am thirsty for more. These times allow me to make the choice of either turning to God to satisfy me or to attempt to quench the thirst on my own. If I choose the latter, I know the results will be superficial and will only lead me back to God – the ultimate thirst quencher.
On my Bible, next to this verse, I wrote the following:
- Be Open
- Listen to God
- Believe in His Goodness
If you are thirsty, I want to encourage you to be open to God’s word in your life. He is asking you to listen to Him – not what others may be saying to you. Once you hear Him, then Believe His word. He only wants good things for you. Then, allow your soul to live – to dwell in His presence.
I truly hope that just as your body needs water, that you desire the everlasting water to satisfy your soul – that is Jesus. The Lord is inviting you to come and drink… Thank Him for this free gift of thirst because He will surely satisfy you.
Rest in His Word: Isaiah 55:6
“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” (NIV)
- Can you recall times in your life where you were so thirsty, but God satisfied you?
- Write them down and thank Him for those times.
- Have you even recognized your thirst? What steps have you taken to got the waters?