Oh Father, the Psalmist put it so picturesquely, “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God.” Without the replenishing energy of water, a body will dehydrate due to physical activity, even just breathing. And just as the body needs water, and cannot go for long without it, my spirit needs You.
Like the deer, I thirst for Your presence, Your friendship, Your blessing. You are the resource I need, that brings life. Not just occasionally, but repeatedly, and often.
The deer pants for “streams of water.” Not stagnant pools, or brackish puddles; but fresh, flowing, living water. Father, You are Living Water. Help my spirit drink deeply of Your Word, Your Truth, Your Presence.
Do not let me go to other sources that will not refresh, that will not bring life as You do. Drinking from those polluted sources will only make me sick, dull my spirit, and lead me to crave the things of the world and the flesh and the evil one.
Thank You for the refreshing, physically and spiritually life-giving water that You give. I will seek it out, and be refreshed. Amen