It's a funny thing; on workdays, like clockwork, my stomach knows when it is lunch time and begins to protest if something happens to mess up my eating schedule. However, on Saturdays, or the rare occasion when I have the day off, I will get started on a project and it will be 2 or 3 o'clock in the afternoon before I realize I'm hungry or I'm thirsty.
Spiritually speaking, I feel like hungering or thirsting of the soul rises up in us regularly, but when we are all involved in what WE are doing, we might miss the promptings ...
At least, for a time ...
Then we start to realize something is not right ... something feels off ... and we go through a mental checklist: Am I happy in my relationships? In my vocation? My surroundings? What is it making me feel unsettled?
I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.
Psalm 143:6 NKJV