Thirst for God

This is a guest post by JoNeen Ohlaker. We are always accepting submissions for guest posts, so if God is speaking to you through His word, or if you have a testimony you would like to share or even a trial you are walking through that you are writing about, please email it to us.

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” Psalm 42:1-2

“A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1

There are many, many things that vie for our time and affection.

Food, clothes, cars, people and just stuff.

But those things aren’t worth being addicted to–this world is a desert, as the Word says, and those things are worth as much as dust in the bank of eternity.

God is our water in the midst of this desert world.

 We need to be aware of the need of our own souls, and the plenty that is found in our God.

We see that David thirsted for God, longed for God, panted for God, and sought after God.

Do you?

Let us whet our appetites for Christ: Read the Word and pray that God would make you pant for Him like a deer pants for water.

I pray that your thirst for our God will increase.

One thought on “Thirst for God

  1. JoNeen,

    Thanks for the reminder that only our God truly satisfies! I especially like your line about things other than God being “worth as much as dust in the bank of eternity.” Beautifully stated!

    Love, Kim

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