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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Today’s post is part of the Christian Writer’s blog chain. This month, our theme is “Savor.” Please visit my friends’ blogs by clicking on the links in the right-hand column.


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?


Marbles in My Pocket said...

Wonderful post, Carol; and so true. I am learning more and more to go slow and absorb the things God reveals to me. Thank you for sharing this wonderful insight!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Charles - thank you so much for your thoughts and for stopping by. I enjoyed your post as well.

chris said...

Pretty cool way of thinking about it... He is with us every moment... so why not savor every single one of them!!

Pam B. said...

I often have some problem that I am pondering in my mind, maybe even prayerfully pondering. I am repeatedly reassured by God's active involvement in my life by how many times, He gives me the answer when I sit down and have my devotion time with Him.

Marilyn said...

Thanks Carol, you reminded me that drinking slowly renews me better.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Chris - yes, He wants us to savor our time with Him.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Pam - It is amazing how God has just the right words for us, just when we need to hear them.

From Carols Quill said...

@ Marilyn - great way to put it. Thank you for your comment.

lynnmosher said...! Ahhh!!! Bless you for this! Wonderful!

From Carols Quill said...

@ Lynn - you're so darling!