Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thirsty

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. 
Selah 
Psalm 143:6 NKJV



There is something in us which will never feel right without being in right relationship with the Lord. 



It may be hard to recognize our thirst for more of Him. We might think we need more affirmation from our family or peers, or a more challenging job - or even a vacation.



Lately, I've been dreaming of extended free time to spend in silence and solitude. Yes, I'm tired and need respite from the rat-race. But, more than that, I want to hear anything God has to say to me. I want it more than anything... perhaps more than a thirsty girl stranded in a dry land wants a drink of water for her parched throat?

Think on that, my friend ... is that what you want, too?


He promises He will always be found by thirsty souls and seeking hearts.



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I'm linking this post with the community at #TellHisStory at JenniferDukesLee because His story is He satisfies the seeking soul.

4 comments:

ellen b. said...

That's a good comparison for being nourished and responding to His promptings.

Linda Stoll said...

Good morning, Jerralea ... I love those questions you ask yourself. Sometimes we're afraid of what the answers might be. But you're walking right into them! Thanks for leading the way ...

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I think more often than we ever realize, what we are truly craving is more of Him! Yet so often we will try something else first. It may all satisfy at the time, but nothing stays with you like time with Him in His Word and prayer.

Susanne said...

Too many time times I try to fill that hungering with other things. This was a good reminder to turn to Him right away!