Friday, February 26, 2010

A Thirsty Soul

It was one of those hot summer days, you know the kind we are really longing for right about now. My husband and I had spent hours outside doing yard work. When we decided to call it a day I found my way to the kitchen to get something cold to drink. I poured a glass of fruit juice, but that didn't help my thirst, then my favorite, a nice cold glass of Diet Coke with lots of ice, but still I was thirsty. I didn't start with the logical solution for a deep thirst which is water.
Our hearts can be much the same. We continuously try to quench our thirsty soul with many things. We think a big house will satisfy, new furniture, new car, new clothes, and sometimes even people. The list could go on, and it would be different for everyone. The only thing that will satisfy a thirsty soul is a relationship with Jesus. To feed our soul daily with His Word and a conversation with him through prayer. In John 4:13 Jesus says "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst."
If I had started with a glass of water first my thirst would have been quenched much quicker that hot day, and the only way to truly satisfy my thirsty soul is with Living Water.
How about you? Have you had a drink of Living Water today? I don't know about you, but I long for a spring of water to be welling up in my soul.
John 7:37-38 "If anyone is thirsty let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."I hope you have a weekend flowing with Living Water!
Sweet Blessings,


Anonymous said...

Well, my precious girl....I teared up when I read true this is...if only we would <3 drink from the living water Tap! Thank you for sharing this with me I do love those scriptures..I needed those scriptures today...I just got around to reading it tonight <3
all my love, Brenda (your big sister)

Renee Swope said...

What a great everyday life lesson woven with such an important truth! I am so thirsty today and it's b/c I have not been drinking water. My heart is thirsty, too. For the same reason. Gonna go crawl in bed and drink in some of Jesus' love and words. Love you and love your cute new blog!!!!!!