12/22/18 Thirst

READING: Revelation 19-22

For much of my Christian life, I’ve heard a portion of Revelation 21:6 – “Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give to the thirsty from the spring of the water of life.’” In particular, I’ve heard that Jesus is the one who always has been and always will be – He’s the first and last letter of the alphabet, the beginning and the end. What I have not often heard is the focus on God’s remedy for spiritual thirst in the rest of the verse.

God gives the water of life to those who are thirsty.

When I read those words, I cannot help but wonder if I’m thirsty enough. Do I genuinely long for my time with the Lord each day? Do I awaken in the morning, excited to talk with God as the day starts – and beginning a conversation that continues until the time I fall asleep at night? Does my heart ache if I make it through a day (or days, even) without meeting with God at some point? Do I prioritize the Word because I know I can’t live without its guidance?

I could go on and on with the questions, but I trust you get the point. God freely gives His water to us, and yet we’re sometimes not nearly as thirsty as we ought to be. Would you please pray for me that I would thirst more for God as we approach a new year? 


  • Ask God to make you thirsty for Him. Then, each day ask for the same.
  • Thank Him that He already paid the price for the living water.

PRAYER: “God, make me thirsty for You. Show me that nothing else will satisfy my thirst.”    

TOMORROW’S READING: Review and catch-up day