Dehydrated Hearts

Water is an amazing thing. It can take many forms: ice, snow, vapor. It also makes up nearly eighty percent of the human body. It is absolutely necessary for life. Without it, our bodies will begin to shut down. There will be signs of this shut down, everything from dry mouth to illogical thought pattern. Unless water is taken in, it is of no value to the body. You can have as much water around as you like. Unless you take it in, you could die of thirst.

Your spirit needs water as well. Not the same kind of water your body needs. Without your spirit being watered, it can begin to dehydrate. There will be signs here as well. Short tempers, depression, worry, fear, guilt, insecurity, unforgiveness, and anger are all signposts along the road to spiritual dehydration. We do our best to satisfy this soul thirst  with earthly effort. We hope that increased activity, the church, or even family can make a difference. None of these will quench the thirst of a drying heart. Jesus himself gave us the remedy for soul thirst. He said in John 7:37-38, “On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

Only Jesus can quench the thirst that burns deep inside our hearts. He tells us to come to Him if we have a need. The blessing for us is that we can continually come to Him as often as the need arises. The fountain never dries. Imagine a stream of water flowing that is always there for a person to drink from. This stream removes the fear of dehydration. Now imagine a river of living water that falls on our heart and spirit like a waterfall. This waterfall allows security, peace, forgiveness, love, and strength to penetrate a dry spirit. We know that in Him our spiritual thirst will be quenched.


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