As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (Psalm 42: 1-2, NIV)
Now while I don't get to see the deer near my house "panting" for water, I do have Megan. Megan is my 10 1/2 year old Cocker Spaniel. Megan loves water, but more importantly she loves getting your attention to get water. Megan will do several things like - try to get in the shower with you, bark at you, take her metal bowl and begin throwing it around the room, and the list goes on - but the point is, she will continue doing this until she gets water AND the amount she believes SHE deserves.
Here the Psalmist gives us the image of a deer that longs for water. The question for us is, do we long for God, for the source of living water. (John 4:10, Jesus said to the Samaritan woman, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”)
My hope and prayer for each of us is that we come to find life's refreshment in Christ. In fact, once you have come and tasted and seen it is good, like the deer that pants for streams of water, your soul will thirst for God.
Enjoy your week!
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