Thoughts from Heather Larson
In Minnesota, we are coming through a terrible cold spell with temperatures in the negative numbers and wind chills that are even colder! Needless to say, the heaters are blasting, sweaters are on and only the brave are heading outdoors.
My daughter came home from skiing the other night and filled up a big glass of water. She commented on how it’s easy to forget how thirsty you are when you are so cold. I agree. Usually, I associate thirst with being hot.
Sometimes, our spiritual lives are cold and bleak too. We are all dried up, but we don’t even know that we are thirsty! Once we have tasted the “living water” from Jesus, we desire more of Him. As the psalmist said in Psalm 42:1, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God.”
Our spiritual life can go through seasons, too. In the summer, when our life is hot, we can be aware of our deep thirst for the Lord. We may keep His word throughout our house and spend intentional time soaking up more of Him. In the winter season, we may be feeling cold and not even recognize that we are thirsty.
Just like our bodies need water every day in every season, we too need the Living Water everyday, no matter what the season. Are you thirsty? God is ready to quench your thirst! Go to the one source of Living Water.
Originally posted on Bridgewell Coaching
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