Have you ever been so thirsty your mouth felt as though it was full of peanut butter? Have your lips cracked with dryness from lack of water? Have you been unable to speak because your throat was so dry you couldn’t squeak out anything above a whisper?
I venture to say we all have been thirsty. We likely have been thirsty enough to chug a bottle of water down within a few seconds. Yet, it is rare a person has been thirsty enough to answer my questions above in the affirmative.
Oh, we might like to think we’ve been there, but the vast majority of us have not. Our over exaggeration of our condition only goes to prove how soft and posh our society has become. Now, that is not to say we don’t get thirsty, nor to say we don’t need to drink water. We certainly do. Yet, to be parched to the point of being nearly unable to speak is very rare.
Yet, for some of us, our souls are parched to that degree. We have not accepted the endless spring into our lives. Or, if we have, we have capped it, covered it with a mound of dirt, and forgotten it is there. Then we wonder why we are thirsty. Or, worse yet, we don’t even recognize our soul thirsts for refreshment.
We can say all the right words, go through the motions, and perform the actions, yet still be thirsty. To be refreshed, we must stop quenching the Spirit and accept Him in our lives in all situations. We must allow Him to refresh us, guide us, fill us, and satisfy our thirst.
If you have not accepted the Spirit, you need to make that your first priority and take the first step. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, fallen away, and feel the drought in your life, you need to reverse course and turn back to Him. If you have restricted the Spirit to a trickle, open the tap up to wide open. Allow Him to flood you with refreshment.
Folks, God has given us the free gift of His Holy Spirit for those of us who believe. We have the option to disregard Him. As I have observed the Christian brotherhood and sisterhood, I have seen far too many who have pushed Him into the back corner of their lives. Our souls long for us to reverse that decision, allowing the Holy Spirit to flood us.
I pray we all seek to be refreshed by the Holy Spirit. I pray we allow Him to flood us with His presence. I pray each one of us will tap into the endless spring. Quench the thirst of your soul. Be refreshed. Tap into the endless spring. Turn the Spirit loose in your life.
John 4:13-14 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”