TOPIC: THIRSTING AFTER GOD – Psalm 63:1-11
(The Power of Praying through the Bible, p. 183)
Psalm 63:1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry ...
“What do you hunger and thirst for right now? Is it more of the Lord?
When King David hungered and thirsted for the Lord, he said in Psalm 42:
‘As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?’ He wanted the Lord more than anything else. God’s presence was food and water to him.
Have you ever been that thirsty for God? Sometimes we don’t experience that deep thirst until we know what it’s like to wander in the desert of our own desires. We grab for what the world has to offer only to discover that it leaves us empty.
Jesus once said, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’ (John 7:37-38) Jesus was quoting from an invitation given in the Old Testament book of Isaiah, in which the prophet recorded these words: ‘Come, all of you who are thirsty, come to the waters’ (Isaiah 55:1).
When we quench our spiritual thirst in the Lord, His Spirit will flow THROUGH us, and streams of living water will flow FROM us.
Drink deeply of all that God has for you in His Word, in His presence, and in prayer and praise, and you will never be thirsty again!
Lord God, more than anything else I want Your presence in my life. I long for more of You the way I long for water in the dry heat of summer. I come to You to quench my spiritual thirst as only You can do. Flow Your rivers of living water into me so they can revive my soul and then flow through me to a dry and thirsty world.”