Hello, friends and welcome to #thirstythursday on the blog!
Is your soul thirsty?
Yes, we live in a dry and thirsty land. Our souls long for our Maker, our Creator, the only one that can satisfy the very deepest longing of our souls.
I don’t know about you, but I need a little more of God’s wisdom with every day that goes by.
It doesn’t work for me to just cram in a lot at one time and hope that it ties me over until next time. No, time with Jesus for my soul is like the manna that fell in the Old Testament for the Israelites. They could only gather enough for THAT DAY. Anything more would spoil.
It was always there, available to them the next morning.
That was a lesson in trust. Trusting a God they couldn’t see out in the middle of the wilderness to provide what they needed.
Most of us still struggle with that simple trust today. I know I do. Geez. I struggle with trusting God to be a mom. How many days do I look at my husband in utter frustration and spew out the words, “I just can’t do this!!”??
How many times do I try to take over and do it all when I know good and well I should let go??? Sometimes I think God lets a little bit of spoil happen to remind me that I’m not running the show.
This excerpt from the devotional “God’s Wisdom for Sisters in Faith” gives us another example of a thirsty soul:
“David, the shepherd boy who became king of Israel, had a vibrant relationship with God, and this verse (Psalm 63:1 in the photo above) gives us a glimpse as to why. In the ups and downs and twists and turns of his life, he had one constant – prayer. But it wasn’t out of mechanical obligation. It stemmed from a deep understanding that he needed God. His flesh longed for God; his very soul thirsted for him. He couldn’t wait to seek him out; he couldn’t afford to wait. David sought the Lord first thing so that all else could be ordered aright; he sought him as a way of life.
We might be inclined to run to God in times of trouble, when we feel weak and vulnerable. But we cultivate a strong relationship only when we recognize our constant need of him.”
YES! This reminds me that prayer is like my manna from heaven. I have a CONSTANT daily need for a relationship with God. Of course, that’s always easy to realize in times of struggle and urgent needs.
But, what about those other times where I’m just floating along, getting by, going through the motions – washing bottles, doing laundry, picking up kids, cramming in homework, dinner and rushing to get baths done? What about then??
Like David, I want to have one constant – prayer.
I want to seek God as a way of life.
I want my kids to grow up telling their children about how grandma prayed.
I want to be Ms. Clara in her War Room crying out to God with all that I have within me.
I want others to know me by my relationship with Him.
I want HIM to shine so bright through me.
I want it all to be because of my daily thirst quenching filling of His Spirit.
God, my soul is so thirsty for You. Mold me, fill me, use me. Guide my feet and my words and my thoughts. Change me from the inside out – daily. Don’t let me try to get by on yesterday’s filling – let me make You my priority above all else.
How about you, friend?
Are you a thirsty soul too?
For today’s giveaway I have 2 copies of the “God’s Wisdom for Sisters in Faith” devotional book!
To enter today’s giveaway – simply comment below and tell us one thing you’re thirsty for from God.
2 Winners will be selected to each receive a devotional book.
All entries should be made by 11:59pm – on the day of this post – Thursday, Oct. 8.
The winners will be selected and announced in tomorrow’s post (and also contacted via email).
There’s no limit to how many items you can win this month – if you like the giveaway, enter via the comments! Simple and easy 🙂
The winner of yesterday’s Encourage giveaway is: Linda Brown!
Goodness, y’all – there were soo many great entries yesterday – thank you! I have another one of these yellow frames so I’ll have to bring that back next Wednesday with a different print for another giveaway 🙂
Congratulations, Linda – you’ll receive an email with all of the details.
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