There are times when we seem to go through spiritual droughts in all of our lives. For the believer, we may experience a dry season when we fail to maintain our connection with the Father through prayer, Bible reading, worship, or service. For the unbeliever, God will reveal their thirst for something more in their lives to lead them to rivers of living water!
Man’s desperate need for Him
Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him! Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. Psalm 68:4–6 (ESV)
The Psalmist describes the care that God gives to those who have committed themselves to serve Him. Additionally, God provides special care to those who have suffered a loss in this life. But then the Psalmist contrasts the care of God for those who are hurting with those who walk in rebellion.
For the rebellious, the Psalmist tells us that God allows them to dwell in a parched land regardless of the station in life that they find themselves in. This parched land describes the heart that is no longer connected to the source of life, God. Why? Because when the person is allowed to experience the distance between them and God, it is the hope that they will return to Him.
Many who walk in rebellion against God are constantly looking for a sign that He is there. Yet, God has revealed himself by His absence in their lives to show them their desperate need for Him. A true and fulfilled life cannot be enjoyed without connecting to the Father. His constant plea that the unbeliever repents turns from evil and serves the one who gives eternal life!
The Remedy for Spiritual Drought
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37–39 (ESV)
Choosing today to go to the source of life will result in forgiveness and newness in life. The Bible is clear. When we believe in Him with all of our hearts, rivers of living water will flow. This describes that God will give us so much life that it will flow out of us! He will fill us to overflowing with His Spirit, and it will impact every area of our lives. It will even affect those who we come in contact with!
Today, if you feel dry in this life and are disconnected from your source, turn your life over to Jesus and make Him Lord. It is a decision that changed my life, and it can change yours! He will fill you with an abundance of His love by giving you a new life, a new purpose, and a new hope in eternity. God is anxiously waiting for your return to Him!
It begins with Christ!
If you don’t know Christ as your savior, it begins with the first step. Next, committing your life to serve Him is the most significant decision! Finally, for more information on serving the Lord: CLICK HERE!
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