When you really get thirsty, nothing can quench your thirst like water. You can drink all the beverages you want, but sooner or later, to really quench your thirst you need water. That’s no surprise because the average adult human body is about 60% water not beverages, so obviously we need to maintain our bodies with water. But, just like in the natural our bodies crave water, so, in the Spirit realm we should crave the more of Jesus.
Psalms 42:1-2 (NIV) says: “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, My God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Are you thirsty for the more of God? Thirsty is defined as: “feeling a need or craving to drink something; having or showing a strong desire for something.”
In the natural, signs of thirst may include: dry skin, feeling sluggish, dry eyes, increased heart rate, headache, nausea, and dizziness. But, in the Spirit, you can tell you are spiritually dehydrated by 1) your conversation (you talk more about carnal things that spiritual things or you’re very negative); 2) you’re unfaithful to serving in God’s house and serving others; 3) very quick tempered and easily to become angry; 4) losing self-control and allowing sin to creep in; 5) you start making bad choices.
If you have any of these symptoms, you need to hurry up and get hydrated. Psalms 63:1-2 (NIV) David said: “You, God, you are my God, earnestly (or early) I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for You, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.” David at this time is in the wilderness of Judah, fleeing from the presence of King Saul who sought to kill him.
Despite being in the wilderness, the one thing David craved the most for; was not the palaciousness of the palace, or his friends or family, but the presence of the Lord in the sanctuary. David loved God, and he loved God’s house. Psalms 122:1 David said: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” David was thirsty for the things of God and his earnest desire was to never be out of the presence of God.
He said in Psalms 51:11: “Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.” Again, Psalms 139:7 David said: “Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence.” How do we obtain this relationship? The prophet Jeremiah tells us how in Jeremiah 29:13-14a which says: “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord:”
In the Beatitudes, Jesus said it is a blessing to thirst for spiritual things. Matthew 5:6 says: “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Also, Jesus encourages us in St John 7:37b-38 which says: “Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” When you seek Jesus diligently, He stands up to quench your thirst. So, in the midst of this dry spell in the wilderness of Covid 19, are you thirsty for the more of Jesus? I pray I have wet your appetite!