Sunday, March 23, 2008

I THIRST!

This is one of Jesus' last words from the cross found in John 19:28
Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty."
Friday night we had an awesome service at church where the 7 last words of Jesus were spoken on. (Jeremiah being ever the clever one had to correct me to say "the 7 last phrases of Christ". )
It was a wonderful night! We all enjoyed it so much!
The one that struck me the most was "I Thirst".
It made me think - Do I thirst for Christ? When I am empty or thirsty, what do I fill myself with?
Ephesians 3:19
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 5:17-18
Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.
Philippians 1:10-11
10so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Do you hunger and thirst after God? If not, why not? Why do we all try to fill ourselves with things that do not satisfy? He offers us spiritual water where we will never thirst again:
John 4:13-14
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
Why do we not receive it?!
May your heart be touch today anew by the knowledge that Christ died for you, and that he IS ABLE to fill all the emptiness in your life! He IS ABLE to quench your thirst! I know this is something I need to remind myself of daily!
HAVE A BLESSED EASTER! CHRIST IS RISEN!
Edit: I thought of a couple more verses that I just needed to add:
Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Revelations 7:16
Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. 17For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder. This really touched me today!

THE GRAVE IS EMPTY!
Hallelujah!

~Debi

Denise said...

Praise God, He is risen. I do thirst after Him my friend. I hope you have enjoyed your Easter. I love you.

Mel's World said...

Kim, what an amazingly beautiful picture of the need for Christ himself. Praise God He is risen!

Happy Easter to you and yours!
Melissa

Cheryl said...

Oh Kim what a great post!! This is so inspiring! You are so good with words girl! Why do we try and fill ourselves with things that do not satisfy us???? I have wondered that myself many times, for when we fill ourselves with God's word it is so good! refreshing to the soul. I enjoyed my visit to your place today! Hope you had a wonderful day! God Bless~

Kari & Kijsa said...

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

maudie-mae said...

We also have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2Cor 4:7)

I love your post, and your comments on my blog. Thank you

Tiffany Stuart said...

He is risen.

Peace and love to you.