Ever been so thirsty you could hardly stand it until you got a drink of water? Then you finally get to drink that cold water and you drink and drink and drink till you cannot hold another drop? I have. I don't want to bend over those water fountains either. I want a big old glass or bottle of ice-cold water.
Oddly, with me, the more water I drink, the more I want till my parched tongue is no longer parched.
It reminds me of the Living Water of Jesus. I can't get enough of Him. He is the refreshment for my soul. The joy of my mind and heart.
Lately, Jesus has been showing me more and more just how much He wants to be my everything. It's only after I've wandered off and placed everything ahead of Him that I suddenly realize, whoa! where am I? what am I doing in this conversation? how'd I get to this place of discontent and disgruntled reasoning? how'd I let this or that disturb my peace? how'd I dwell on this negative so long that I failed to see a single positive? how'd I let my mind get so far away from Him?
I'm in the wilderness. I wandered off on my own and thought I was where I ought to be...ministering where I need to be... only to discover I'd fallen into a pit and got carried away into Egypt. And I am thirsty. And I am hungry.
When I get really thirsty, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and ice tea do not quench my thirst. I need water. Likewise, music, friends, conversations, books, blogs, a nd pictures on Pinterest do nothing to fill the void I have when I've neglected my relationship with my Savior. He is the Living Water I need. He and He alone. The fountain that overflows. He is the food I crave. He said himself:
"Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." Matthew 4:4
Back to the basics. Back to devouring His Word for His words. I am thirsty and I am hungry and I shall be filled. So refreshed. So full of joy. Gosh I love Jesus. His grace is so sufficient. selahV