Last night I couldn’t decide what to drink. I was thirsty and nothing sounded appealing. I wandered into my kitchen and opened the fridge several times in hopes that inspiration would leap out into my hands. I would look at my coffee pot and teapot and it just wasn’t quite what I was looking for last night. (I know shocking, right…don’t faint!) Finally, I gave up my quest of looking for something different to drink. I grabbed a glass out of my cupboard and filled it up with some tap water.
And you know what, it satisfied me just fine. It’s amazing how often I do this. I go on a quest for something different and discover that I really could have saved myself alot of wandering around had I just picked the choice that’s been there all along. It’s almost like I have temporary amnesia. I so easily forget about that one thing that was truly created to satisfy my thirst.
This got me thinking about my walk with the Lord. I tend to do this with Him too. I forget that He offers me everything I need to make it through this life and on to the next. He’s proven this to me time and time again. Temporary amnesia sets in and I make the mistake sometimes of thinking I can find this satisfaction elsewhere only to discover…ONCE AGAIN….that He is what I thirst for.
If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!” (Psalm 91: 14-16 MSG)
On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. (John 7: 37-39 NIV)