Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Thirsting for God
You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
As I pen this post, we, here in Kennesaw, Georgia, have experienced 64 summer days with temperatures over 90. Yes, summers are hot in our part of the country, but not to this extreme. We are on track for the hottest September on record!
All last week, with no rain in sight, my husband, Danny, has to resort to watering our moss to keep it from decline. He's worked so hard to help it thrive during and after the droughts of 2010, 2012 and 2016, he's not about to give up on it now.
Our current crop of squirrels is adding to Danny's frustration. They think it's fun to claw up the moss and roll around in the dirt revealed by such activity. Hey, Racer! Can you come and teach these upstarts a lesson? Danny is spending as much time tamping the moss back into place as he is with timing sprinklers.
One step forward, two steps back . . .
Oh, how we crave a genuine downpour of refreshing, rejuvenating rain! Gazing at a hazy blue sky, day after day, reminds us of how parched and dry the land is at the moment. A land longing for a substantial cloudburst to revive it.
And it begs the question: Are we thirsting, too? Not for the rain, but for the Living Water? The only water guaranteed to quench our longings? Our hearts' desires?
How many moments in our day are we dedicated to prayer, to studying God's Word, to submitting to His will? In my experience, when corners are cut, we become thirsty. Parched. We have disengaged from the one spigot that can hydrate us in both body and soul.
So, my hope today is that we pray for refreshment that only the Living Water can provide.
Drought on the outside can be remedied by human hands.
But drought on the inside can only be cured by our Father and His Son, Jesus, through the Holy Spirit.
Let us drink to that!
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