Do you remember what it is to drink a nice, cool, fresh drink of water and how it just satisfies your thirst for that sparse moment? Its SO REFRESHING. You just have to physically say, "Ahhh...". It's even sometimes breathtaking at the prospect of how thirsty we get though we have those moments where our lips purse the ice in the cool glass as that water drips down our throat. That sensation occurs often it would seem, in the heart. For a moment, we got it, just that taste...but then I'm asking the waiter for a refill or revisiting the ice machine, again. OR further, asking that sin to fill the time or give me a feeling of lacking sufficiency.
Look at the reality of how thirsty we are my loved ones and let God minister to your heart so you may not drink of the sparse things...but the Lasting things of His desirous heart for you. Spend Time thinking upon how satisfying He is in this area.
Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror,”declares the Lord. “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me,the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the Lord your God and have no awe of me,”declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty. Although you wash yourself with soap and use an abundance of cleansing powder, the stain of your guilt is still before me,”declares the Sovereign Lord. Do not run until your feet are bare and your throat is dry. But you said, ‘It’s no use!I love foreign gods,and I must go after them.’ - Jeremiah 2:12-13,19,22,25
This is the desperation in our flesh and the resulted emptiness we leave ourselves to.
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” - John 4:13-14
Through His love for YOU, He has given this constant welling up of eternal life in you.
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. - Revelation 21:6
Now read this slowly, take it in...
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. - Revelation 22:1-5
Is not your soul saying "ahh...THAT IS SO REFRESHING!" This is forever yours by the majesty of His love.
1 Corinthians 10:3-4: all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,[a]15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.[b] 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
SAVED BY GRACE, IN SEARCH OF THINGS WHICH LAST FOR ETERNITY, I DESIRE TO DELVE INTO DAILY LIFE AS WE LIVE TO EMULATE THE LOVE CHRIST PARDONED TO US AS HUMANITY AND GOD'S CHURCH.