KEY SCRIPTURE: John 7:37 KJV” In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.”
Throughout the scriptures, God has consistently shown that He accepts and blesses those who mean business with Him. He says He rewards those who are diligent seekers Heb 11:6.One natural condition that creates a sense of seriousness and urgency is thirst. We may also add hunger. Any thirsty person strives to quench that thirst. It is approached with every sense of urgency, commitment and zeal. The Spirit says in Luke 1:53 ” He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.’ The preceding verse is a very interesting one. Mary the mother of Jesus spoke these words by the inspiration of the Spirit. She said, God has filled the hungry with lots of good things, but has sent the rich empty away. The rich are those who fill satisfied with what they have. They do not have any sense of need to be diligent about Godly things. God has no business with such people. The hungry are striving to be satisfied, and so would passionately seek, strive and pray
Prayer is said to be strong depending on the intensity of the desire backed by your faith. James 5:16 from the AMPLIFIED Bible reads, the effectual fervent (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man availeth much, and makes tremendous power available. It is all about being thirsty for answers or satisfaction. The thirsty individual has a void in him that needs to be filled. He is not settled, happy, comfortable until that void is filled. Everyone who would scale spiritual heights should be thirsty for a deeper level of encounter with the Spirit of God. The Lord said, it is those who hunger and thirst for righteousness who would be satisfied. Zeal is a virtue propelled by some hunger or a thirst in the soul. Complacency always robs people of that heart longing to go higher, do more or overcome challenges and become truly successful
How can one generate this sense of thirst or hunger in the soul?
1. Turn away from carnal pursuits. The carnal man values no spiritual thing, and so would not go for it.
2. Give attention to spiritual or godly things, through reading, listening inspired preaching or watching preaching videos or miracle services.
3. Give attention to scriptural readings and study. 2 Tim 2:15.
4. Pray passionately about various topics. The passion in your soul will become a thirst or hunger for that particular thing.
5. Positive desires die when they are neglected. Make sure you are persistent and kicking out anything that waters down your aspirations.
THOUGHT: IT IS ONLY THE THIRSTY ONES WHO ARE ABLE TO TAKE FROM GOD’S ABUNDANCE.
Isaiah 55:1 KJV” Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
Matthew 5:3 KJV Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.