If we go too long in between drinking glasses of water we experience thirst. But before that happens our memory is affected, our mind isn’t as clear, our mood begins to alter. It’s not just about what we aren’t taking in, but about what the atmosphere around us is taking from us. We sweat, we breathe, we go to the bathroom and even when we sleep, we lose water.
Our spiritual strength is sapped by the world around us when we allow too many minutes, hours or days to lapse in between the times when we talk to God or worship him. We grow tired because we begin leaning on our strength rather than God’s. We grow vulnerable, let our guard down, it creeps in gradually, and then we realize we are thirsty.
God is screaming, “I’m thirsty for you to love me!” If you will love and worship me then out of your belly will flow rivers of living water, and you’ll never thirst again. On the cross, Jesus wasn’t wanting water, he wanted worship. Jesus was thirsty, getting ready to go to hell, he was being betrayed, saying, “I thirst!” (John 19:28) If God appeared and said, “I thirst.” Would you drop your iPad or turn off Facebook?
Pray With Me
Father, we thank you for your Holy Spirit. We thank you for what you have done and for what hasn’t happened. We give you praise, and you rain down your glory on us. We won’t wait until we are thirsty. We will stay immersed in you so that instead of being tired and overwhelmed, we are overflowing with your living water. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you. Amen!