1996-09-26 - God's Satisfaction of Our Spiritual Thirst
There is a thirst built into mankind by our Creator, a thirst that can be satisfied only by God. Some try to fill it with religions such as Buddhism or with "New Age" beliefs. Some try to fill it with earthly pleasures. But the only way to truly satiate this thirst is with a personal relationship with Christ as Savior and Lord, and with God as Father.
Do you feel something is missing in your life? Perhaps you have a lot, by the world's standards. You may have a "perfect" family, a great house, enjoy your work, but still -- something is missing. You are searching, but you just aren't sure what it is you are yearning and thirsting for. Christ is your answer.
If you don't have a personal relationship with Christ as your Savior, tell Him you have sinned, sincerely turn from these sins, and ask Him to come live in your heart, and to draw you closer and closer to Him. This relationship can satisfy your deepest longings.
John 4:14 (NIV) but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
If you are already a Christian, but you still thirst, perhaps your walk with God is not what it should be. If not, ask God to bring this verse to fruition in your life:
Mat 5:6 (NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
One day, there will be NO more thirst, along with no pain, no sorrow …. Rev 7:16-17 (NIV) Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Dear Father, thank You for providing water for our thirst. Help us to access Your water, and to show our gratitude for it. In Jesus' name, amen.