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Thirsty Thursdays

May 21, 2009

Thirsty

Thirst is the craving for fluids.  Thirst tells us that we need to drink something.  If we did not thirst, many if not all of us would forget to drink.  If we don’t ingest enough fluids, our bodies suffer and we will die.

Thirst is a good thing.  It signals to us that we are lacking something that we need.  God gave our bodies the ability to thirst so that we could stay alive.

If we do not drink when we are thirsty, we will suffer from dehydration.  Dehydration leads to headaches, tiredness, irritability, dizziness, fainting, muscle cramps, and decreased blood pressure.  Prolonged dehydration will always lead to death.

Dehydration symptoms become noticeable after only 2% of the body’s normal water volume has been lost.  Just 2%!!!

Our souls should thirst, as well.  Soul thirst tells us that we need something bigger than ourselves.  If we did not thirst, we would forget our need for God. If we do not ingest enough of God, our spirit suffers and we will not find abundant, eternal life.

Spiritual thirst is a good thing.  It signals to us that we are lacking something that we need.  God gave our souls the ability to thirst for Him so that we could live life the way that God intended it to be.

A healthy soul understands that it is thirsting for more of God.  An unhealthy soul cannot understand what it is thirsting for and will look for fulfillment in the wrong areas, desperately trying to fulfill the desire that they can’t understand.  When that thirst goes unfulfilled, the soul suffers from a spiritual type of dehydration.

Spiritual Dehydration symptoms also quickly become noticeable.  If we do not quench our thirst daily for God, we also suffer from headaches (i.e. frustration), spiritual tiredness, and irritability (that darned conscience of ours can make us so moody!).  Prolonged spiritual dehydration is something to be avoided at all costs!

What are you doing to quench your soul thirst?

Matthew 5: 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

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