Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Thirsty Soul

O God, you are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You . . .

. . . my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.  Psalm 63:1
As cold water to a thirsty soul  . . .

. . .  so is good news from a far country. 
 Proverbs 25:25

For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness . . .

. . . and streams in the desert . . .

The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land, springs of water. 
Isaiah 35:6b,7a

 They wandered in the wilderness in a desolate way, they found no city to dwell in.  Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.  Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble and He delivered them out of their distressess.  Psalm 107:4,5 

You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, and gave them water for their thirst.  Nehemiah 9:20 

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.  I spread out my hands to You; my soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah.  Psalm 143:6

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongues fail for thirst, I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.  I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys.  I will make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry land springs of water.  Isaiah 41:17,18

Ho!  Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat.  Yes, come, buy wine and milk, without money and without price.  Isaiah 55:1

Jesus answered and said unto her, "Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.  But the water that I  shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life." The woman said to Him, "Sir, give me this water that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw."  John 4:13-15

And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life.  He who comes to me shall never hunger and he who believes in me shall never thirst.  John 6:35

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."  John 7:37,38

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.  Matthew 5:6

Petunias in my own backyard.


  1. Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk, without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1

    this is a very favourite verse of mine.
    Your photos were freshness to my soul. You captured such beauty Andrea. I will return here often for refreshment!

  2. How lovely. Thirst for God is so prevalent in our society, and so many try to quench it with other than the living water.

    And how coincidental. Last night I did a post on water, which will show up Sunday on my blog.