Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Friday, September 29, 2006

Are you thirsty for God?

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you went out of your way to get it?

Have you ever been so thirsty that whatever you had to drink never quenched your thirst?

Have you ever had a void in your soul that nothing you ever done has filled it?

Jesus has offered us a life of being totally satisfied in Him.

"Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst." John 6:35

We as humans eat bread to satisfy our physical hunger and to sustain our life.

There is no other place that we can go to sustain our spiritual hunger than to Jesus.

No one else can satisfy us!

Jesus is that someone who gives more than just for our physical need.

He feeds us spiritually.

We do not have to work for the food.

We must believe.

Believing comes from that relationship with our Lord and Savior.

We must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

"If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink. He that believes on Me, as the scriptures hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:37b-38

When Jesus says come unto Me and drink, He is not talking about the physical, but of the spiritual.

Jesus is talking about that life giving gift of the Holy Spirit.

Eternal life and the Holy Spirit go together.

If we choose not to accept the Holy Spirit then there will be no eternal life.

The Holy Spirit brings eternal life to those whom believe.

The living water is that eternal life.

We would not deprive ourselves of food or drink.

So why do we deprive our Spirit man?

The living Word which is the written Word can satisfy your hungry and thirsty soul.

Living Water in the Old Testament, speaks of thirsting after God as one thirsts after water. i.e. Psalm 42:11; Isaiah 55:1; Jeremiah 2:13; Zechariah 13:1

God is called the Fountain of Life in Jeremiah 17:13.

God is called the Fountain of Living Water in Psalm 36:9.

These are just a few scripture references for you.

The Living Water of God will empower you to deal with whatever comes your way.

The Living Water of God will help us to deal with those things from God's perspective.

It is that fresh and pure water that will quench your spiritual thirst forever.

"The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook." Proverbs 18:4

"Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation." Isaiah 12:3

We must praise Him from the depths of our being.

"For I will pour water upon Him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry grounds: I will pour My Spirit upon thy seed, and My blessing upon thine offspring." Isaiah 44:3

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