Have you ever gone about your day and
neglected to drink water?
Perhaps you intended to stop at a fountain and take a few sips.
Or reach for the water bottle you packed.
It could have been your plan from the moment your feet
landed on the floor this morning but that intoxicating
aroma of coffee became the victor.
Somehow and someway one of the most essential
needs in life can be easily pushed aside for whatever has become
By the time, your body can bear it no longer and you realize that
something doesn’t feel right and draw the conclusion that you
are just plain thirsty.
You take a glass of water in your hands, chug the cool liquid down
your throat without allowing your mouth or tongue to be anymore
involved than a doorway to quenching your thirst.
Have you ever done this?
Have you ever drank water so fast that you barely tasted the refreshment?
I know I have.
It is only when we drink that we realize how thirsty we have become.
I have also chosen other beverages over water and although I was drinking
throughout the day, I was left weak and dehydrated.
Have you ever felt spiritually dehydrated?
The body can live only a short time without water.
Sadly we can deprive ourselves of living water for longer.
A day can turn into months and what used to be our routine source
of filling has become a distant memory.
Maybe that has become the problem.
The routine has become too routine.
I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
Psalm 81: 10
The God who has continually kept his promises to each
generation, will keep his promise to you.
He will fill you.
Change your routine.
- Read a psalm
- Read a proverb
- Pick one verse and meditate upon it
- Choose a favorite verse and memorize it this week
- Look at your concordance and read a verse a day on a topic of choice
- Write a verse on an index card and keep it with you throughout your day
- Read your Bible at lunch time
- Open your Bible before you go to bed
- Ask someone what they are reading in the Word
Is there something that has replaced your
intake of the Word?
Now may be the time to perform a gentle
surgery and remove it.
Psalm 63 speaks to thirst that only
God can fill.
Reflect on a few of these…
Might you share in the comments, verses that quench your thirst? It might just help one that is parched today.