Friday, November 12, 2004

come thirsty

i woke up this morning fretting about family/friends . . . their problems with seemingly no solutions . . . my prayer being "oh Lord, Lord, Lord" . . . then i opened up my e-mail and this little note appeared that blessed my heart with a reminder that HE hears, knows, and IS doing something ... we just need to trust . . . isn't it wonderful that the Lord has e-mail and sends us notes . . . :o)

What image best describes your heart? A water-drenched kid in front of an open fire hydrant? Or a bristled, desert tumbleweed?

You're acquainted with physical thirst. Stop drinking and see what happens. Coherent thoughts vanish, skin grows clammy, and vital organs shut down. Deprive your body of necessary fluid, and it will tell you.

Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and it will tell you. Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages. Snarling tempers. Waves of worry. Growing guilt and fear. Hopelessness. Resentment. Loneliness. Insecurity.

But you don't have to live with a dehydrated heart. God invites you to treat your thirsty soul as you would treat your physical thirst. Just visit the WELL and drink deeply.

Receive Christ's Work on the cross,
The Energy of His Spirit,
His Lordship over your life,
And His unending, unfailing Love

He does the hard part. All you do is ask. There is no spiritual "to do" list for you to tackle, no inventory of rules and regulations. Just drink. Let Christ be the water for your soul. Come thirsty, and drink the water of life.

Max Lucado
Adapted from Max's new book, Come Thirsty

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