Do You Thirst for God?

Some things are an acquired taste. Coffee is often considered an acquired taste. But the most important taste we should acquire is our taste for God. So I ask you, have you acquired a taste for God? Maybe you don’t think that sounds appropriate but I am not the first to say this:

Psalm 34:8 (ESV)
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

If we are not acquiring a taste for God, we will find ourselves saying what the band U2 said in their song, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” I believe whatever they are looking for, can actually be found in God. Only God can give us what we are truly are thirsty for. Many people are just looking in the wrong place. Remember what Jesus told the woman at the well?

John 4:13-15 (ESV)
Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, [14]  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.” [15]  The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

Only God can satisfy your thirst, but in another sense the satisfied soul that has truly tasted God is only going to want more.  Thirsting for God should be an ongoing process.  When one is imbibing on God they discover there are more and more beautiful tastes of God yet to be discovered. This is an ongoing process, with new discoveries with each new taste.  It is an everlasting thirst that continually satisfies the soul over and over again.

Grace and peace to you and yours,

Tim Norman