I was going to get a drink of water a little while ago, then paused to think, I am a little thirsty, but not REALLY thirsty. I can remember times, working and didn’t pause to drink, hunting and had forgotten water, in Iraq and too occupied to have time to get a drink. Not a little thirst either, that my mouth is so dry my tongue looks like a dried out sponge, the water hitting my mouth is almost painful. The first swallow hurt my throat. Then, the second and after, refreshing. It takes forever to get the thirst quenched, so I drink more. Sometimes, just get a mouthful of water and hold it, savoring the sensation of the wet, hopefully cool water in my mouth. Letting it soak into my tongue. AMAZING!
And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. Revelation 21:6
I had gotten so I was thirsty spiritually, but, did not want to admit it. I needed the water from God’s fountain that never runs dry. The water that will never leave you thirsty, that holy water of everlasting life with Him.
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. John 4:14
It is strange, that while I KNEW what I needed, I resisted, I was stubborn, thinking with my human mind that I could do whatever I needed to do. That yes, I needed Christ, but I could take care of whatever was causing the issue, whatever was causing the thirst. I knew I needed it, but was stubborn. Sad that humans are that way. Knowing what they need, yet still turning their back on it. I needed the water of His word, I needed Christ.
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Revelation 7:17
So, I finally quit fighting myself, I stopped trying to drink water that did not quench the true thirst I had. I surrendered to Him. And, while part of the thirst was quenched, it also created a different kind of thirst, the thirst to not have a little of that precious living water, I wanted more. So, I try my best to get plenty of spiritual water daily. Jesus is blessing me and teaching me so much. I wish I could say that by drinking that water everything was perfect in my life. But, that is not true life, but what is true is that since I have started drinking from the living fountain and thirsting for Him the other issues, while not gone, aren’t nearly as hard to deal with anymore.
I praise and thank you Lord for quenching my thirst, for giving me waters from the well that never runs dry. Nourishing my soul with lessons learned from your word. I pray you continue to work with me to seek the truth and knowledge in the Bible, to seek to have a heart and mind like Christ. I ask for help to better show you in my life. To have my words and actions speak for you and show others what living for Jesus is like. I ask you to continue to soften hearts, open minds, work on my family and loved ones that they hear you. I praise you Lord.
Thanks for bearing with me as I continue to strive to understand myself, my needs spiritually (there are many) and try to apply His word in my life. Again, please feel free to share or comment.