Wednesday’s Word-Edition 75
December 14, 2011 | My Jottings
This week in our Community Bible Study commentary, we learned about the famine that comes to the soul that chooses to turn away from God’s Word and to willfully ignore or disobey Him.
We were reminded that God’s great desire is to give us refreshment and renewal, and to restore us to Himself and to others. The commentary writer quoted Max Lucado and I would like to share a small portion of it here:
“Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and your soul will tell you. Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages. Snarling tempers. Waves of worry. Growling mastodons of guilt and fear. You think God wants you to live with these? Hopelessness. Sleeplessness. Loneliness. Resentment. Irritability. Insecurity. These are warnings. Symptoms of a dryness deep within.”
(from Come Thirsty: No Heart Too Dry for His Touch — Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2004)
We were exhorted in our CBS studies today that if we turn to Jesus, the Living Water, He can quench the thirst of our souls.
One drink doesn’t do it, though. I get thirsty often. My heart can dry out in a day or two.
I think I need to turn to Jesus many times a day…..