God Who Quenches Thirst – Psalm 63:1-8
Read Psalm 63:1-8
Have you ever been parched? I have. Not only was I thirsty but my whole body was exhausted from the heat. I was young and had just finished a run on a hot muggy day in south Georgia. My run ended at the pool where I lived. With my running shoes off and the remainder of my clothes still on I dove into the fresh cool waters of the pool. Nothing else mattered but delivering my body from the heat.
What if I clung to God as spontaneously as I dove into the refreshing waters? What if I was as quick to lift my hands, open my lips, and sing in the shadow of his wings as I was to jump into that pool?
God’s love pours over me just like the waters of a pool on a hot sunny day, reviving not just my body but my soul.
Lord, help me earnestly to seek you today, so that not only my physical thirst but also my spiritual thirst might be satisfied in you. Amen.
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TODAY’S DEVOTIONAL WRITTEN BY:
Carmen Bensink Lewis
I am a child of the King, longing for my identity as a Christ follower to seep deep into the fabric of my life. I often fall short of this desire, but God in his mercy repeatedly restores our faith. I believe God is continually preparing us for the next assignment. My time as a missionary in Colombia and work in other countries has solidified for me Paul’s conviction in Galatians that we are “all one in Christ Jesus.” This belief has led my husband, Scott, and me to co-plant Bridge Covenant Church, a multicultural community in Salem, Oregon. Most recently my faith has been stretched by infertility and cancer. In July 2014 we were blessed with one of the most amazing gifts—our son Gideon.