As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? (Psalms 42:1-2)
Today's Morsel:Many people do not understand how easy it is to dehydrate. The two types of dehydration, chronic dehydration and acute dehydration, can be caused by many things. The most common causes are: flu, vomiting, diarrhea, blood loss, malnutrition, and plain old failure to replenish liquids lost from sweating and urination (not drinking enough water). Many illnesses and diseases can trigger acute dehydration due to the increased body temperature and sweating that usually occurs. This is why your doctor tells you to drink plenty of fluids when you are ill. Your body uses fluids to expel toxins as well as to keep your system flexible, lubricated and running smoothly. Dehydration and blood pressure problems often go hand-in-hand due to the loss of electrolytes. Symptoms of dehydration are: Thirst, lost of appetite, skin flushing, dark colored urine, dry mouth, fatigue or weakness, chills, head rushes.
David said, "As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God." When we do not get enough of God, we are going to spiritual dehydrate. The woman at the well askED Jesus to give her the water that He offered so that she would never thirst nor have to draw water again. The Holy Ghost is that living water that we need so that we never thirst again. It is the refreshing after a hot and weary day. It is the new wine that is given last at the wedding feast. As born again believers, we should never thirst for living water. We just need to prime the pump and allow the Holy Ghost to flow freely within us.
Sing: I thirsted in a barren land of sin and shame, and nothing satisfying there I found, but to the blessed cross of Christ one day I came, where springs of living waters did abound.
Drinking at the springs of living water, happy now am I, my soul they satisfy; drinking at the springs of living waters, oh wonderful and bountiful supply.