Are You Thirsty For More?
Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
If you are around my wife and me very much you will probably see us with a Route 44 drink from Sonic, and that drink will probably be a Diet Coke. We get so many Route 44 Diet Cokes at the local Sonic, the girls inside see us drive up to the drive-through and they are filling two of them up for us. I guess you could say “we are predictable!” Every once, in a while, I will through them a curveball and order a Sprite Zero, just to keep them honest. And mostly to help me remember that there are other drinks available.
Have you become very predictable in your life? Can you be seen doing the same thing over and over again and hoping for different results? Some call that a definition of madness. I don’t know about that, but I do know that what we thirst for is what we believe will satisfy our thirst. And if it doesn’t we have a choice. Drink something else or just keep trying to no avail. For Christians, we are compelled by scripture to thirst for God and that satisfies all the thirsting. Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4 13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
It would be a great event if I went through my day never thirsting for a Route 44 Diet Coke. I guess I would always be satisfied as though I had just had a fresh drink from one. Now that would be cool and that is just what is available for those who drink from the water of salvation offered by Jesus. In fact, this salvation is the satisfying element of life for all who come to trust in Jesus. We will always want to get to know the maker of this artesian better, but it is not because of thirst. It is because we love Him after realizing His great love of us. If you have accepted Jesus and had a life change, then you will be able to live out of that experience in the power of the Holy Spirit and your thirst will be eternally satisfied.
Do you find yourself getting thirsty for more satisfaction in your life? If so, then you might want to reevaluate your relationship with Jesus and come to grips as to whether you, first of all, know Him as Savior. And if you do, why the disconnection with the water source. If you are thirsty Jesus will quench that thirst and you can go on to other things that don’t deal with the basic foundation of salvation. The sanctification process will lead you to a deeper relationship with Him and that will cause a great waterfall of water for all to come out of your life. You will discover the deep things of God as “deep calls to deep” and God shows you the deeper things of life. Psalm 42:O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. 8 The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
Thirst for the deeper things from God and He will show up and show you great and mighty things you did not know. Can you hear deep calling you to deep?
The Pilgrimage continues…