Ash Wednesday brings memories of being in school and seeing some of my classmates with ashes on their foreheads. I did not understand Lent back then. I dare say I am only just beginning to grasp its meaning today.
Lent is a time of reflection.
A time of looking within and asking questions.
Do I really thirst to know Him?
Am I really moving closer to an ever-deepening relationship with Christ Who loves me so much?
And if not, what is blocking that?
Our fast spinning world seems to work against people having time and quiet to think.
It is all too easy to move from Valentines candy to Easter baskets before we pull out the Christmas tree again. Our souls are thirsty for more.
We were made for more than this.
But how do we satisfy this thirst? How do we get on a life-giving satisfying path?
“Come onto Me.” (Matt. 11:28)
“He that believeth in Me…” (John 7:38)
“shall never thirst.”(John 4:14)
Only as we make time for knowing Him and growing spiritually will we discover our thirst quenched and our souls becoming vibrant with life.
Time. More time?
No, we all have only 24 hours each day. I think it’s more about learning how to spend that time. Choosing to slow down and letting ourselves draw close to the One Who loves us.
Are you thirsty for more?
Draw close to the Living Water and you will thirst no more.
One choice in the right direction changes everything.
Surround yourself with water and let that be a tangible sign.
Dr. Pepper can’t do it. Mountain Dew? No way. Coke? Pepsi?
Let it all go. Don’t let anything take the place of Water in your life.
Be thirsty no more.