Monday, April 30, 2018

We All Thirst

Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.  Isaiah 55:1-2

Today there are a lot of people desperately thirsty for meaning and purpose in life.  We are all searching, looking for relief.  Stopping at one fountain after another, we never find the one that satisfies until we get to the Onewho gives living water that brings new life.  Drinking from the wrong fountains only increases our thirst and never satisfies.  And yet, we continue to drink our own water, at great cost, without taking what God provides freely.  
The thirst within us causes us to search with an incessant quest for something that will satisfy; yet we search without finding satisfaction.  The evidences of our searching are scattered all around us in closets and garages and resumes.  What we thought was our treasure has now become our trash.  We need something beyond our own capacity to provide for ourselves to satisfy this deep craving of our soul.  God has what we need.  The prerequisite for coming to receive is not do we have enough money, but do we realize that He is what we need?  
Do You Know What You Need? For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?  Mark 8:36-37We all know we need something, but sometimes we don’t know what or where to find it.  We are thirsty, poor, and powerless.  While we are the people with the highest world income and resource, we are so very poor.  In the midst of our abundance there is the reality of our poverty of spirit and emotion.  The basis of need is the dry thirst of EMPTINESS.  And when it is unfulfilled, it will rare its ugly head and scream until you fill it with something.  The more you fill it with what does not satisfy, the louder it screams for more. It’s like drinking salt water when you are dying of thirst.  It will only make you more thirsty and unfulfilled. 
God can change your life if you are thirsty, needy, frustrated, empty and recognize that need.  If you are willing to receive His supply, COME TO THE WATER of His grace, repent of the sin of pride, receive His forgiveness and follow His direction for your life.  The fulfillment you are seeking is straight ahead, flowing from the fountain that always satisfies and never runs dry. 

Scripture to Claim:
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as the scripture said, Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  John 7:37b-38

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