Friday, September 6, 2013


Red-faced and panting, I stumble through the front door. I want water!

Hot coffee awaits, but I'll have none of it. Breakfast beckons, but it won't suffice. No, only one thing quenches my thirst after a good run: Water.

As I turn on the tap to fill my glass, a verse springs to mind.

As the deer pants for streams of water,

    so my soul pants for you, my God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?

Does my soul truly thirst for God like my body thirsts for water? Will I reject all other offerings until I am satisfied by his love? Do I seek him with urgency? Expectancy? Desperation? Do I drink deeply from his well?

Or do I partake sparingly, with casual interest, just because I know I should?

Father, make me eager to be with you, to learn from you, to know you. Make me aware of my deep need for your living waters, so that I will seek you in earnest. Nothing else can satisfy.

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  1. I'm a runner, too, so I totally get this -- only water will satisfy what my body craves. May my soul crave only Jesus, for only He satisfies my every need.

  2. Beautiful imagery for today's prompt! I'm not a runner so I can't fully understand that thirst, but I am in need of the living water daily! Do visit

  3. Makes me think of one of my favorite quotes:

    You called, You cried, You shattered my deafness, You sparkled, You blazed, You drove away my blindness, You shed Your fragrance, and I drew in my breath, and I pant for You.