Updated: Jun 24, 2019
For those of us that live in the desert, thirst is not a new concept. Sometimes (more ofen than I would like to admit) I find myself thirsty with water right next to me, but I don't drink it.
Health sources will tell us that we should drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Not only that, but thirst is a natural bodily yearning we feel. We crave liquid when we are very thirsty and may search for it frantically. If we don't have access to clean water we may drink dirty water if that is our only option.
We cannot live without water.
If the average human can only survive without water for three days, but for weeks without food, what does this mean about water? I'm not encouraging anyone to test this current scientific data, but think about how intentionally thirst is used in the bible. It appears (depending on the translation type) over 40 times.
"My soul thirsts for God, for the living God."
What is the required amount to quench the spirit's thirst? What does that mean for us when it comes to God? Do you have an internal desire to quench ourselves spiritually with the Lord? Why or why not?