A Thirst for God

Author: Enid Adah Nyinomujuni — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: August 24, 2022

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A Thirst for God

Living creatures thirst for water. Thirst is the kind of feeling that makes one unsettled until water is found to quench it. As humans, we also experience spiritual thirst—the kind of thirst God alone can satisfy.In Psalm 42, the psalmist compares his longing and thirst for God to that of a deer for water. When a deer has an overwhelming longing for water, it can’t settle till it finds it. In a similar way, the psalmist had such longing for fellowship with God that he could not find rest elsewhere. He realized the only true and living God was the God of his life (verse 8). His innermost self desired God more than anything in this world. And he desired to live a righteous life before God.Like this psalmist, we are living in a world full of sin, where we are surrounded by evil and evildoers. When we long for God, for His holiness and righteousness, we are longing for Him to make things right and whole, to bring justice and restore this broken world. In Mathew 5:6, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Jesus will satisfy them Himself because He is the source of living water (John 4:13-14; 7:37-39). He alone is the source of life and the Savior of the world.As we get to know Jesus, we long for more and more of God, to worship Him and be near Him. He is the giver of living waters, and He will quench our thirst and give us full satisfaction in our souls. Let us desire more and more of God. • Enid Adah Nyinomujuni• Have you ever felt a longing for God? Maybe you felt a desire to be closer to Him. Maybe you ached for some part of creation to be brought under His good reign. The wonderful news is God longs for these things too! And He invites us to come to Him and ask. • God has provided the way for us to know Him through Jesus’s death and resurrection. According to John 7:37-39, how does Jesus give us living water? Like newborn infants, desire the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow up into your salvation. 1 Peter 2:2 (CSB)


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Psalm 42; Matthew 5:6; 1 Peter 2:2