{day eleven}

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

more pressing.

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.

Open wide

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…

Psalm 46

Psalm 61

Psalm 62

Psalm 100

Psalm 103

Psalm 150

Might you share in the comments, verses
that quench your thirst?
It might just help one that is 
parched today. 


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6 thoughts on “{day eleven}

  1. ci says:

    This filled me up this morning,”….He gives power to the faint and to him who has no might he increases strength….” Is. 40:29 All the verses in this chapter are amazing, but this verse summed it all up for me. Thanks Helen, for the reminder. I can relate to everything you mentioned. 😉

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  2. I always love the words “to him who has no might”…such an amazing God who strengthens
    those who have no source outside of Him.
    Glad you were filled this morning and that you quenched your thirst in the right place!

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  3. Jane says:

    Neh 8:10 “This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
    I’m one of those people that when I worship I get so overwhelmed by His greatness, (which is good) but I get equally overwhelmed by how great I am NOT. Granted, this can also be good: a clear awareness of my need for Him, and a clear identification with those around me that still need Him. But today, in this Scripture, I was taken aback by the clear instruction NOT to grieve. My mourning days need to be over. Not the awareness, not the awe… but the SADNESS of my shortcomings. This is something I need to chew on for quite some time, and pray He will make this new awareness more and more clear, and evident in my heart of hearts: No more grief. The JOY of the Lord is our strength.

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  4. Jane,
    I love your thoughts this morning and I love what you pointed out in this verse.
    I know that I always focus on the second half and usually quote it in isolation.
    Thanks for the reminder…it makes God’s Word even more full if that is possible.
    But considering the author…it is more than possible
    Praying for complete joy for you as you ponder what he has and wants for you.

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