Soul Thirst – Recognize the signs

Most of us are familiar with being thirsty. By some estimates our body is 80% fluid. In essence, we are walking water balloons. As Max Lucado points out, we are wired by our Maker with thirst.

“Let your fluid level grow low, and watch the signals flare. Dry mouth. Thick tongue. Achy head. Weak knees. Deprive your body of necessary fluid, and your body will tell you.

Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and your soul will tell you. Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages. Snarling tempers. Waves of worry. Growling mastodons of guild and fear. You think God wants you to live with these? Hopelessness. Sleeplessness. Loneliness. Resentment. Irritability. Insecurity. These are the warnings. Symptoms of a dryness deep within.”
~ From Come Thirsty by Max Lucado, p. 11-12

Can you relate? Ever been there? There now?

I’ve been there and I can see some of those tell-tale signs now. So what do we do with it? We pause to reflect on where we are in life – how we’re spending our time, what’s getting the best of our attention, where are we spending our resources. Then we go back to those foundational habits or practices that focus on drawing close to God.

  • Soaking in God’s word.
  • Engaging in meaningful worship.
  • Serving others in big and small ways.
  • Getting enough sleep.
  • Eating well and exercising regularly.
  • Read Come Thirsty

Jesus alone has the water that quenches our deepest thirst. Let’s pursue Him!

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3 responses to “Soul Thirst – Recognize the signs

  1. julie

    This past week this has been me,…..Hopelessness. Sleeplessness. Loneliness. Resentment. Irritability. Insecurity. maybe not all them but enough. My mind is my biggest obstacle. I am trying to work thru it day by day.

    • It’s good to recognize where we are even if it’s a place we don’t really want to be. The important thing is to not ignore the symptoms but recognize that they exist because God has placed a deeper thirst in our soul that only He can satisfy. Keep on keepin’ on! And you might want to try Max’s book “Come Thirsty.”

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