Day 7: How Thirsty Are You?

 

When I think about the river a few verses come to mind found in John 7:37-38, “On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.”

 

I don’t know about you but during these past few months of summer I can certainly relate to being thirsty. It has been hot, humid, and dry. In my opinion there is nothing more satisfying than a nice glass of ice cold water on a hot summer day. I love the feeling you get when your body feels that first drop on your lips and then you can feel every drop going into your throat and chest, it’s so revitalizing. 

 

What I’ve noticed in life as well is there are seasons spiritually where I’ve been thirsty, extremely thirsty for the Lord. Maybe it was a tough time in my life or a season where I just felt dry and it was a struggle at times to even hear from the Lord. But then I always remember this verse. Anyone who is thirsty may come to me… It’s an invitation, a hand out extended to you and I to come to Him to be revitalized, refreshed, and renewed.

 

So how thirsty are you? Do you need a time of revitalization, refreshing, or renewal? Are you parched, struggling, gasping, hunched over, hands on your knees, running on empty? Well, Come and drink for the “River” is flowing from His heart. I read an old proverb once that read, “No matter how full a river gets it always wants to grow.” My prayer for us as we enter into this conference is that no matter how full of the Spirit (The River) we get may we continue to grow even more.

 

Prayer: Holy Spirit, let my thirst continue to rise for You. Come refresh me. Renew me. Help me to grow in my love and my passion for You. Amen.

 

Continue to pray for the hearts that are coming to GT Worship Conference.

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                                                                                                                        -Vinny Correale