Devotions for Lent–God in a dry and thirsty land.

God! My God! It’s you– I search for you! My whole being thirsts for you! My body desires you in a dry and tired land, no water anywhere. (Psa 63:1 CEB)

If we were to make a list of all that is wrong in the world, all the hatred, and animosity we might come to the same conclusion that the world is dry and tired.  If we’re not careful that spiritual drought will suck the life from us as well. It’s almost as if David gives a final gasp as he finds God after a long search.

How do we know if we’re a dry and barren land?

  1. Giving out what you don’t have.
  2. Serving out of a sense of duty
  3. Your faith is no longer contagious
  4. God feels distant
  5. Life is in a rut
  6. Not giving yourself time after a trial or traumatic event
  7. Negative thinking

God! My God! It’s you.  God is always ever present—drink deep, and drink often.

About Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.
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