Ever have one of those days when something just isn’t right? When something seems off or missing? In animal land, a man might say of his horse, ‘He’s off his feed.”
Even seasoned Christians have those kinds of days.
Get up in the morning and fly through your shower and daily ablutions.
Rush through breakfast and a quick cuppa.
Glance at your inbox.
And you’re out the door.
Into the car and half way to your destination, what did I forget?
O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
[ A David Psalm, When He Was out in the Judean Wilderness ] God—you’re my God! I can’t get enough of you! I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God, traveling across dry and weary deserts.
It IS a dry and thirsty land out there without God. God created in each one of us a yearning and a longing for Him; for His presence and His indwelling.
Do you fill your God-place with God, or do you fill it with Social Networking, Beer-by-the-case, loud music, or porn? Maybe your filler-upper isn’t so brassy. Maybe your insert is ‘just-a glass-of-wine-with-dinner’, or your face-in-your-phone, or late-night shows ad nauseum, and mid-morning soaps. These seem less harmful, right? Wrong.
Let me be clear; God is NOT “going to get you” and you won’t be thrown out of heaven. God doesn’t send lightening bolts or illness or (you fill in the blank). However, your peace is definitely disturbed when you’re not walking with God. His Holy Spirit will gently guide you through all of life as you let Him.
So, please, don’t be thirsty. Drink. Now. The sweet water of the Living Christ is for one and all.
So, what’s in your empty space?