A Thirst for Living Water
All people at all times have a thirst for spiritual things. We might be unaware of this “soul-thirst” because we attempt to flood our lives with alternatives to the Living Water. But on the inside, there is still an undeniable longing and emptiness that only Jesus Christ can fill. Here are three thirsts that are common to all men, and find their answer and satisfaction only in the well of Living Water.
Thirst for God
“As the Deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God” (Psalms 42:1-2).
All people have a God-shaped vacuum inside of them, an emptiness that only He can fill. How can people fill that void? By coming cup in hand to the well of Living Water found in a relationship with Jesus Christ and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
Thirst for Community
Everyone wants to have a place to belong. It is human nature to form ourselves into clubs, teams, unions, gangs and armies. Like families, some of these can be beneficial, some can be dysfunctional. The word “church” means a called out assembly. It is not just being with other people, but it is a community that functions with a unique identity on a foundation of common faith. The church is made up of far more than bricks, mortar, nails and studs…it is the living and functioning body of the Lord Jesus Christ in the world.
Thirst for Purpose
“What on earth am I here for? What is my unique contribution that I am called to make in the world?” I believe that when people are being filled with God, and are participating in a community of others being filled with God, then they best find the opportunity to discover their purpose. In general it is to do everything for the glory of God. We stop living life as though everything is about me. We cease the mentality that states, “It’s my world, you’re just living in it.” We begin to realize and live with the understanding that it is all about Him, the Lord, and it’s all about introducing others to Him.
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Dave “Big D” Bentley