experts tell us we should drink at least 64 ounces of
water each day. It may reduce the risk of heart
attack, give our skin a healthy glow, and help us lose
weight. We should drink even more water during
exercise or if we live in a hot or dry climate. Even
if we are not thirsty, we should drink water anyway.
for God is even more beneficial! When we're
spiritually dry, we long to hear from Him through His
Word, and we search for even a drop of knowledge about
Him. When we're exercising our faith in a new way, we
want to be close to Him and receive His strength. Our
thirst for God may increase when we see the sinfulness
of people around us or when we gain a new awareness of
our own sin and need for Him.
thirst is a metaphor used throughout Scripture. Asaph
thirsted for answers in his questioning psalm. When he
saw the wicked prospering, he cried out to God to
understand why (Psalm 73:16). He found the Lord to be
his strength and realized that he desired nothing but
spiritually thirsty, we can follow Asaph's example and
draw near to God (v.28). He will satisfy us, yet give
us a deeper thirst for Himself. We'll learn to desire
Him above all else.
O sinner, won't you come today
A fountain there is flowing deep
The Savior now invites you to
the water free,
Where thirsting spirits can be
satisfied. ~ Peterson
A thirst for God can be
satisfied only by Christ, the Living Water!