I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Psalms 143:6
I haven’t really known the genuine true thirst for natural drinking water, but I have known what it feels like to long and crave the refreshing thirst quenching presence of the Holy Spirit. You know the place you get when there is nowhere else to go?
Our Father is always present when we depend upon Him and seek Him to fill us; however there are times when we let other things have the control…bitterness, flesh, fear, sin, temptation.
When you and I walk around empty, it’s easy for these things to begin to take over and fill the void. We search for hope in things that cannot bring us hope. We try to drown out the pain and fear by things that cannot make us complete; instead they disappoint.
But! (I love that word:)
God is near. He is near even when He seems to be far away. He wants to fill you to the point of overflowing. In fact, Jesus said those who drink from Him will never thirst again. Don’t settle for a few drops; seek to be overwhelmed by His presence. Let His presence refresh, renew, revive, and restore.
Before Jesus left this earth, He said He would send a helper. The Holy Spirit would come to guide us and be a witness to us in all truth (John 16:13). So……If you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have power of God residing in you-God power! Transforming power! You have been brought near by the power of the living God.
Open up your heart and receive Him. He is the only one who can do the work. There is not a self-help book around that can come close to the transforming power of God.
“Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness , for they will be filled.” Matt. 5:6
~ Thank you, Lord, that You know me by name. Thank you for loving me as I am, not as I should be.~