Home page


MY THIRST FOR GOD

~

The Will of God:

Nothing less, Nothing more, Nothing else

“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?”

Psalm 42:2 (NIV)


 

1. Thirsty for God:


I remember years ago when I used to play soccer in the heat of the day in Cameroon, Central Africa, a glass of water was priceless as it came right at the moment when it was needed the most. Running, playing soccer or any other sport that requires us to exert a lot of energy leave us generally in a real need of water. Can we understand what thirst can do to us at that very moment?

I recently watched an old movie where the main protagonist was lost in the in the desert for a long time without water, having been derailed by his enemy (who he thought was his friend) who wanted to avenge what he had suffered earlier from him.  As I watched him struggling and having hallucinations and trying to get even a drop of water, I understood even more that my need for a drink of water after or during a soccer game is nothing compared to the real challenge this protagonist faced. O how he was in pain and everything changed in him! His countenance changed, his demeanor changed, and his life changed as well.   As Clint Eastwood was struggling in this desert, I could only imagine another scenario in which I am the one struggling…

My life has sometimes run out of water, I have felt everything fading and the end so near. Was it because of sickness or any other trial that I realized I was empty and thirsty for something I did not identify at the time? My life has taken various turns so many times. I have wandered and I have come to the same conclusion over and over again, I need more of God every day. I am thirsty for God, a thirst I cannot and will never be able to quench by myself. I trust God to lead me and give me more of the living water, more of Him every day.

2. Together in this journey:

I would like to identify with you as you identify with some of my experiences in your journey on this site. What are we thirsty for? I generally ask myself this question over and over again.  I think of several things that are precious and that make my days. I wake up with the great resolve every morning, wanting to serve the Lord faithfully. I have a devotion plan, a prayer plan and I trust the Lord to lead me. I have many places I think of visiting, I have joy doing things for the Lord like evangelizing and encouraging other people to trust in the Lord. I like books and invest a lot in them. I like music, and spend a lot of time listening to sacred and gospel music. I also enjoy Christian Movies and find myself watching them and thinking of ways to use them for evangelism purposes. What a treasure of things that lay there for me!

Four years ago, a sister of mine had my children count her pairs of shoes and after reaching about two hundred and fifty pairs, they could not believe it, and this was about half of what she had at the time… you talk about treasure?  She treasured shoes and clothes!!!  Holding onto them and not letting any of them go, not for any reason.  Yes, in a way it is her treasure and she treasures what she owns. This reminds me of what our Lord said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be alsoMatthew 6: 21 (NIV), part of a great advice given to help us: "Don't hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it's safe from moth and rust and burglars. It's obvious, isn't it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up beingLuke 6: 19-21 (The Message).

3. Wanting more of God:

What am I thirsting for? I am thirsting for God, and I need more of Him every day. I love to love the Lord. I pray to love Him more every day. I seek His face to look into what can help me to love Him more and more.  I thirst for God when I see His miracles in my waking up every morning and when I am able to get some rest at night, thinking that He has been so good to me. I thirst for God when I look at my children growing as a sign of God’s grace for me. I thirst more for God when I admire the great gift of a wife he has given to me, my life, and my all given by the great God I serve!

My thirst for God will bring me in the heart of my God, the true and living God, and the One and Only for Whom I thirst. He is the Great I AM!

Rev. Jules Ngangmeni

 
>