|The beauty of a hot summer day in Florida|
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atmosphere. I cannot imagine how anyone ever lived in Florida before air conditioning, but I know they did.
Not long ago, one of my friends remarked that she always looked forward to the "green" Kool-Aid at VBS (vacation Bible school) because it was so hot without air conditioning. I guess drinking anything cold would do when you are hot and thirsty!
Our outside climate is not the only thing that can be dry, and parched however. Our spirit can also feel this way after the assaults of the enemy or the world. Read Psalm 63:1: " O God thou are my God; I shall seek Thee earnestly; My soul thirsts for Thee, my flesh yearns for Thee, in a dry and weary land where there is no water."
David lived many years in flight from King Saul who wanted him dead. Being in the wilderness, he had to endure such hardships as lack of water, food or even a decent shelter at times. He grew weary of running but his trust was in God. David knew that only God could ultimately satisfy his soul.
We have all had days and even weeks where we have felt like we live in a dry and weary land. There may be no one chasing us like David, but all the same, we feel as though we can't make it another step. Our schedule seems insurmountable, the running never stops and the bills never end. It's at this juncture that we need to have what David had.....an unbelievable thirst for God.
When we seek God for satisfaction and relief from the weary, dry condition we live in, He answers with a living water that will quench our thirst forever. The key is that we must seek Him earnestly as David did. Anything less than Jesus equals an empty cup, but with Jesus, we can once again have that well of water pouring forth in our soul and watering the dry places of our hearts. Selah!
What brings you refreshment as you read the Bible? I welcome your thoughts today. I always read them and look forward to hearing from you.
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