Are You Thirsty?
The Bible reveals that man is thirsty. This is why he continually seeks countless things to satisfy himself, such as knowledge, diplomas, careers, money, sports, music, entertainment, parties, relationships, etc.
Although he drinks this “water,” he is not truly, lastingly satisfied but rather is left empty, dry, and thirsty. Thus, he must seek more “water,” proving that he was left unsatisfied and is still thirsty. Jesus’ words explain man’s experience: “Everyone who drinks of this water shall thirst again” (John 4:13). How then can our thirst be quenched?
Jesus continued, “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever; but the water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water gushing up into eternal life” (John 4:14). This water is Jesus Christ Himself. He is the embodiment of the divine, uncreated life of God (Colossians 2:9; John 1:3). He satisfies.
Through death He redeemed us, and in resurrection He became a life-giving Spirit so that we could drink Him (1 Corinthians 15:45; 12:13). Now He can quench all our thirst. To receive Christ, simply turn to Him and pray:
Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for me.
I confess that I have tried so many other things.
Lord Jesus, I’m thirsty!
Take away my sin!
I praise You that You are living in resurrection.
Lord, I receive You.
Come into me! Fill me with Your life!”
After receiving Christ initially as your life, He desires that you continue to enjoy Him until His life reaches maturity in you. Three things which help this new life to mature are praying, reading the Bible, and meeting with other believers.