Faith Baptist Church of State College, Pennsylvania

Thirsty?
          

Have you ever been thirsty? As a young man, I enjoyed playing ice hockey. Passing pucks, slapping sticks, and banging bodies, I would play hockey with my buddies on Hick’s Pond. During and after the games, I would drink and drink, seeking to quench my thirst with cool, refreshing water.

Are you thirsty for the Living God? As a young Christian man, I enjoyed meeting with God. Reading, singing, praying, I would spend time alone with my Heavenly Father. I was thirsty and only the Living Waters could quench such thirst.
“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the Living God….” Ps. 42:1, 2a.  “O God, Thou art my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; my soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Ps. 63:1.  Are you thirsty for the Living God? Does the soul-cry of the Psalmist resonate within your inner man? A few questions regarding such thirst:

Why do we thirst? We need water to live. Thus, thirst is a God-designed function of our physical man which compels us to take appropriate action so as to continue living. Similarly, we need God to live. The thirst of which the Psalmist writes is a God-designed function of our spiritual man which compels us to the living God for life. Such a thirst has a concomitant cry, “I must drink of the Living Waters to live!”

How often do we thirst? Multiple times throughout the day we drink to quench our thirst. A quenching drink in the morning does not abrogate drinking throughout the rest of the day. Having a good, refreshing time with the Living Waters in the morning does not do for the entire day. A growing Christian will thirst and, thus, drink of the Living God multiple times throughout each day.

What is the solution to thirst? Although we have many beverages, yet there is nothing quite like God’s handiwork of water! Even as our physical man must have water to live, so our spiritual man must have the Living Waters to live. The Psalmist recognized this fact as he cried out, “…in a dry and weary land where there is no water,” Ps. 63:1c. He knew that there was nothing in this earthly sojourn that could quench the thirsting of his spiritual man other than the Living God!

Are you thirsty for the Living God? Does your inner man desperately cry out, “I must drink of the Living Waters to live”? Do you see that there is no water, other than the Living God, in this “dry and weary land?” May God so transform our souls that we would cry out with the Psalmist, “My soul thirsts for God, for the Living God; when shall I come and see the face of God.” Psalm 42:2

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Drew

 

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