As we talk about the global water crisis and all that is taking place around the world. Let’s take a minute to look at what it actually means to be thirsty.
Taken from dictionary.com
|1.||feeling or having thirst; craving liquid.|
|2. needing moisture, as land; parched; dry or arid: the thirsty soil.|
|3.||eagerly desirous; eager: thirsty for news.|
|4.||causing thirst: Digging is thirsty work.|
We’ve all seen pictures of people dying due to lack of water in Sub Saharan Africa. Lack of water means lack of food – it means lack of vegetation, which means no meat either. Can we ever understand what it means to desire water the way they do? To truly crave liquid, that even just a drop would be the greatest blessing?
The question is this – what then, are we thirsty for?
Do we desire God, and being in relationship with him the same way people crave water?
Psalm 42:1-2 says
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”
Donald Whitney said there are three types of spiritual thirst. Thirst of the empty soul, thirst of the dry soul, and thirst of the satisfied soul. The empty soul searches for meaning in life, and has not yet come to know the greatness of Christ. The dry soul has experienced Jesus, but at the moment is feeling disconnected and far from him. Finally, the satisfied soul is one that has an active relationship with our Savior and desires to grow further. Which are you? How can you go from being a dry or empty soul to being a SATISFIED soul? Acknowledge that you need the Lord, and THIRST for him. “Eagerly desire, CRAVE”
At all times, let us remember those that thirst for physical water, praying that not only their physical need would be met, but that they would thirst for Christ, and come to have a relationship with him.