In an instant, something can happen in your life that changes everything, whether it is good, bad or bland. But those instances don’t nearly matter as much as our reaction. Moses found this out the hard way.
Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.” Numbers 20:11 (NIV)
You see, the people of Israel were thirsty, including Moses. But instead of listening to the LORD, Moses decided he would provide the water his way. His reaction to not allowing water to be brought out of the rock God’s way resulted in Moses and Aaron’s banishment from entering the land God had promised to them.
Remember one time when you were extremely thirsty? Did you have to do anything to quench your thirst? What about spiritually? Have you ever been thirsty for something in your soul, your mind, even your heart? There are many things out there claiming to quench your spiritual thirst. People will go to psychics, religious groups, even to other people trying to quench this thirst that is inside of them.
As a Christian, have you ever been thirsty for more of God in such a way that you were begging for more as if you were in a desert for days without any water?
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NIV)
If you seek out God, truly wanting to know Him in a deeper relationship, God sees that. You see, as much as you want God,
God wants you that much more!
But you have to seek Him out.
It’s time to quench your thirst.