My buddies and I loved to play basketball in the summer. We’d spend hours at each others’ houses playing in driveways or on backyard courts. We had no other agenda in 7th and 8th grade…before we got jobs…and loved hanging out.
After hours playing ball in the summer sun at my friend Rob’s house, we’d always do the same thing: We’d go in to his basement (it was nice and cool) and drink ice cold Mountain Dew (the ‘classic’ version). Nothing better…went down fast and smooth. The key was that it was cold, and we were THIRSTY!
Most of you have had that kind of thirst before. Perhaps your drink of choice was ice cold water (maybe even from a hose) or Gatorade, or something like that…but you know that refreshment.
I wonder: Do you have that kind of thirst, spiritually?
Are you ‘thirsty’ for more in your relationship with God?
Think of it this way: If you’re really hot and thirsty, and someone holds an ice cold drink up to you, what do you do? You grab it and chug it!
You would probably not sit down politely and look at it, talk about the condensation on the outside of the cup, discuss how nice it will be to drink it some day…that would be madness! Instead, you’d DRINK IT!
Many of us, when it comes to God, however, simply sit down and politely discuss it…reflect on it…and contemplate it. That’s part of the problem: We look at God as an ‘it’–a force or a concept.
God is an individual. God is a ‘person’.
He wants us to ‘thirst’ for Him and to want to know Him!
In fact, this is what you and I are designed for! We’re literally created to know Him…if we don’t, life cannot work the way it was designed.
“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.” (Isaiah 55:1-2)
So…are you ‘thirsty’ for more of Him?
If not, you should be…I encourage you to spend some time asking ‘God, if I believe you’re real, WHY do I not desire you more?’
Spend some time praying about that.
If you are a Believer already, you might think, ‘I’m good; I’m in…already going to heaven.’
However, that’s not what I asked about. I asked, ‘Are you Thirsty for more?’
If not, you should be.
You need to spend time in prayer asking God to renew your thirst again also!
This thirst is much more important than a physical thirst!
“Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14)
Let yourself be ‘thirsty’ again…and go to The Source for refreshment!
“All Who are Thirsty”…are YOU one?