Thirsty Heart

Tripp starts off the chapter with this verse:
  
Psalm 27:8
My heart says to you, "Your face, Lord, do I seek."

Going back to my thoughts yesterday, In my life, is there a question mark or is there a period at the end of that sentence?

What about yours?

Reading the chapter again, Tripp finishes the first page with the things He is not...

"I am not a thief"
"I am not a murderer"
"I have not stolen the spouse of another"

But is God looking for what I am not?  Does God really care that I have avoided to commit these acts?  I think not.

God is not looking for a man that is able to avoid the negative... God is looking for a man that is seeking him, that is longing for him, that is thirsty for Him.

It's not about what I avoid, it IS about what I am drawn to.

The following verses came to mind this morning as I read.

Psalm 42:1  As a deer pants for flowing streams,
so pants my soul for you, O God.

Psalm 63:1  O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

A picture of where my heart is sometimes, panting for a drink of living water.
How is it that I can have the living water within me, yet still feel like my heart has not taken a drink in awhile?

I think the answer lies in relying in self vs the power of the Holy Spirit living through me.

How about you... heart thirsty?   Is it time for another drink?


 




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  1. I read Psalm 42 in my daily quiet time yesterday. That verse still stands out to me as the prayer of my heart. I want to thirst and crave him as a dying man does water and even food.

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    1. I have been in a place of panting for water. I knew it was close by, it was within reach. So I held off longer than I should have. I think this happens to me spiritually as well. I know God is right there, I know he is within reach all the time... So perhaps I hold off longer than I should.

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  2. Yes, I could certainly do with a long, cool drink from the stream of Living Water! May we all thirst for the God's love, and acknowledge His Holy Spirit that dwells within us.
    Blessings, Ryan!

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    1. The long, cool drinks are good especially when I am parched. I don't think that is God's intention for me... I must ask... why do I let myself get parched when the water is always there and it never dries up? I can keep myself spiritually hydrated simply by not leaving the well, the source. But I often step away and stay away longer than I should leaving myself panting and parched only to rush back for another long drink...

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