October 13, Thirst for God
Today’s reading: Psalms 61-65
“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water”
- Psalm 63:1.
David was in the desert and he was probably thirsty. Yet he indicated his spiritual thirst was as great if not greater than his physical thirst. David went on to say, “You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy” (Psalm 63:5). Are you spiritually thirsty? If so, what are you doing to quench and satisfy that thirst? Bible reading is one way to accomplish that. Another is prayer, and another is not just reading the Word, but engaging in a systematic study that could lead to a certificate or degree. One thing about thirst is that you may quench it once, but it can reoccur the next day, so it’s a never-ending process to keep it under control. That is not a weakness, but a blessing, for Jesus said, “God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice [righteousness], for they will be satisfied” (Matthew 6:5). Are you thirsty? If not, what are you using to treat that thirst apart from the Lord? Do you think there is a way to increase your thirst for God? What may those things be?