“Soul Thirsty?” was the tagline of one of the campus ministries that I noticed as an undergrad and have never forgotten. It fit perfectly with how I felt (then and now). I am a dry, arid, cracked, barren dessert unable to sustain (my) life without the living water that is God. Before I forged my current relationship with God, I craved something I was missing but I didn’t know what that “something” was. Sure, I was alive but I wasn’t living. I was just going through the motions of life without fully appreciating or experiencing anything. Like McDonald’s French fries without salt, like TV without color, like night without day, such was my life without grasping the depth of God’s love. Now my soul is thirsty for more. Thankfully, I can have as much of God as I want.
I can only consider it an abundant blessing to have God fill my soul like he does; “my cup runneth over”. It’s natural to feel down or disheartened when bad things happen to me but my faith makes it natural to cope and indulge in the fact that so many good things have happened to me by the grace of God.
Living water penetrates my hardened soul, makes sprout the seeds of God’s love, and promotes my spiritual growth. When I’m physically thirsty, I drink water (yeah right, water’s nasty :p) but when I’m spiritually thirsty, I drink in God’s word. “As the deer panteth for the water/ So my soul longeth after you/ You alone are my heart’s desire/ And I long to worship you” (See Psalm 42:1). Just as the song goes, I long to worship God and have my thirsty soul quenched by His love.