When was the last time you were thirsty? Really thirsty? Dying-man-in-the-desert thirsty?
You grabbed hold of a glass of cool, clear water and chug-a-glugged.
Then most likely you doubled over and moaned. It was too much, too fast.
How much better to sip it slowly; to savor the refreshment it brings.
God has given us a spiritual thirst to know His character. This deep thirst can be quenched by drinking in the living water of Jesus.
But just as a dying man in the desert who finds water, must sip it slowly, so is scripture better, sipped slowly, steadily, over time so that the cool, thirst-quenching quality of the living water can be savored; drawn into our cells completely. As we are refreshed.
Yes, there is urgency in knowing God because we don’t know how much time we have on this earth. But there is no reason to rush through our understanding of God or our relationship with Jesus.
God was, is and will be forever. He desires us to know him fully. And that takes time and depth.
As with all beautiful, magnificent, awesome and wonderful things, God wants us to appreciate His gifts fully. He wants us to savor them completely. Including our understanding of him—the most beautiful, magnificent, awesome and wonderful God He is.
Whether we complete our understanding in this life…or the next.
We savor every moment we spend with God. Which means every moment because He is with us always.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for being present in our lives every moment of every day. We do want to know you more. Show us ways to savor each moment so that we can glimpse a bit more of your glory in everything we do and see. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? How can you savor more of your time with God?