For a while now I have been dry and thirsty. I had pushed myself away from the Lord. I have let my desires take precedence over His desires. I have not been praying and communicating with my Heavenly Father as much as I should. I have realized the need that I have for God. He is the one that my strength comes from. He is the only on that can satisfied this thirst that I have. He wants to be my everything. In John 4:14 Jesus tells me and He tells you, “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.”
I am still a young Christian; I was saved in the early part of September of 2001 and baptized on September 30th. Even though I am a Christian, I am not perfect and will never be perfect. The only man/person that has ever walked this great earth with out committing a sin was Jesus Christ. But, I am righteous and holy because He is righteous and holy. He died so that I might live; He died so that you might live. “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” [Romans 5:8].
My prayer is that I will dive into the Word more and more each day and pay more attention to what the Holy Spirit has to say to me. If I would stop talking and just start listening more to what God has to say, then I would be much better off. The Church today has that same problem. They try to solve their problems with their own earthly solutions. However, their “solutions” just make things worse. Jesus tells us “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28]. If you are burdened because of your past or whatever your situation may be, give it to God. Say, “Lord here I am with my burdens. I give them all to you. Vindicate me O God” If you will do this and have faith that He will take your pains and worries, then you will truly have peace.
“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” [Psalms 9:9-10].