Thirsty for God
You have to be hungry first. You have to be thirsty first.
You won’t truly appreciate a feast unless you’re really hungry. You won’t enjoy a cool drink of water unless you’ve been thirsty for a long time.
It’s the same with God.
The people who flocked to Jesus where the hungry and thirsty people. The fat, full, and bloated don’t come to God, the thirsty do.
You must be thirsty before you can really drink.
Jesus: Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
The woman: Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty…
God will put you in circumstances that starve you. He will take away your normal food and drink. He does this because he loves you. He does this to expose your deepest thirst. He does this to wake you up and make you alive. He has your best interest in mind. He will withhold the food, water, idols, and noise you normally fill yourself with until you feel the sweet pain of the deep thirst of your heart, the thirst that only God can quench.
You meet God when God brings you to the point that you cry out, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” God fills your thirst so that you can leave the old, empty wells behind.
Are you in the middle of a famine? Be thankful. God is starving you in order to truly feed you.