Aug 2, 2008

Thirsty

Have you ever been walking, running or just working outside in the hot sun? Been so thirsty that you can't seem to get enough water to quench your thirst? Think about that time, it seems like you just can't get enough. It's like a sponge that can''t soak in enough water. The more you squeeze that sponge the more it takes in. That is how God wants us to be! He wants us to thirst for His presence to the point that we just can't get enough! And not just when we need Him but all the time! He doesn't want a "as needed" relationship with His children. He wants an "all the time" relationship!

The word of God says,

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled!"

(Matt 5:6 NIV)


I love how the Amplified Bible states this scripture,


"Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) for the shall be COMPLETELY satisfied!"


This scripture is a promise! If we hunger for the things of God we will be COMPLETELY SATISFIED! Our relationship with God rests on this hunger alone. A hunger & thirst for His presence, a hunger & thirst for the Word God, a hunger & thirst for communion and fellowship with the Spirit, hunger & thirst for righteousness, for kingdom power and for the return of our Lord and Savior! With out this hunger we have no relationship with God.

What happens is we start replacing that hunger for God with what the world offers. We replace His presence with "things", with food, with entertainment, with what ever distracts you from the things of God. We become pleasure seekers instead of God seekers.


Definition of Satisfy
To fulfill the desires, expectations, needs, or demands of (a person, the mind, etc.); give full contentment to: The hearty meal satisfied him. To put an end to (a desire, want, need, etc.) by sufficient or ample provision: The hearty meal satisfied his hunger. To give satisfaction.


Definition of Completelylacking nothing; whole; full; having all that's required; to make whole, to make perfect



When we hunger and thirst for God we are promised that we will be completely satisfied. That means according to the definitions of those two words that we will lack nothing, not only will our needs be met but so will our desires. The will be made perfect to the point that we will not need anything else to satisfy our souls.

If you are like me, a chocoholic, one small choc. kiss is not enough. Even if I savor it till it completely melts in my mouth I always want more. That is what the presence of God is like! For me a small dabble of the presence of God is not enough, I always want more. Maybe the reason for that is because when I am in the presence of God I am "completely satisfied" and as soon as I leave the presence of God I am seeking Him again, even if I am not doing it consciously. I may fill that hunger with "things, food, entertainment" but once I am in the true presence of God I am back to being completely satisfied.

The Bible tells us "pray without ceasing" basically that is staying in a frame of mind that you are always sensitive to the Holy Spirit. I believe it is possible to do this by being in the moment and seeing the beauty around us and realizing that God is always speaking to us if we only just stop and listen for that still small voice.


1 comment:

Angela said...

Beautiful post!!! I love being thirsty!