When my son was two years old he was exact with his words. One particular day after a hearty meal, he wanted some ice cream from a specific outlet. Being limited with his vocabulary, he said he was hungry. My obvious response was, “you can’t be hungry after that good meal.” He insisted that he was hungry for ice cream so having some cheap ice cream in the fridge, I offer him a scoop of it. He surprised me by saying he was hungry for ice cream from the specific outlet. We caved in and drove to that outlet and got the boy what his hunger demanded.
The living waters of God are reserved for those who are specifically hungry for God. Human nature has several basic needs like food, shelter, water, affection and the like. We need to cultivate our hearts to include in our basic needs the hunger for God. Just because all the other areas of your life are filled and fulfilled doesn’t mean you are complete. You need to nurture a hunger for God and the refreshing presence of the Holy Spirit. Living waters are not given to those that are content and complete in the natural filled with all the things of the world. God has a special place for those that reach out to Him hungry for His presence and person. Refuse to let the satisfactions you have in the diverse areas of your life cause a lethargy and disdain for God and His glorious presence. Stay hungry for God. Increase your hunger for God.
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 5:1-6
And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Lord Jesus, I thank you that you’re doing something new in my life, that you’re filling my hunger and thirst. I am ready to go deeper in you. I want to drink more draughts of your living water. Amen.