When a person has been outside on a hot, dry, dusty day, they usually become thirsty. On a day that is very hot a glass of cool water or tea refreshes like nothing else. Most of us have experienced this in our lives. Our mouth becomes so dry we think we have cotton in them soaking up all the moisture. We just can’t wait to get to the soothing liquid to refresh ourselves. Years ago the Psalmist talked of a thirst that he had. We read in Psalm 63:1, “O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (NASB) Did you notice that the thirst we read of in this verse of scripture is not a thirst for water, but rather a thirst for God? There are many things in life we want. Things like wealth, success, fame, power, and other things we think will please us and make us happy. In our desire to have things do we “thirst for God?” Do we thirst for his word to lead and direct our lives? Do we thirst for his will instead of our own? When Jesus walked upon the earth he spoke many powerful things. In the sermon on the mount he said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6. The word blessed means happy. Happy is the man who hungers and thirsts for righteousness. Happy is the man who does right. Why? Because when I am doing right I am pleasing my Creator. When I am doing right I am at peace with my fellow man. When I am doing right I do not have to worry about being caught doing something evil. And as Jesus promised when I am hungering and thirsting for righteousness, I will be satisfied. Sometimes as we are trying to achieve things we are never satisfied. When we obtain money, we want even more. When we obtain some success we think we have to have more and go to any length to achieve it. If I am thirsting for God I will do the things that will satisfy that thirst. These things will be spiritual in nature and not physical. This means I will pray to God—and not just at meal times. I will read His word and find how he desires for me to live my life. I will find what things are important to him and I will do them gladly and not try to find “loopholes” to avoid them. I will go to church and worship him with my brothers and sisters. Are you thirsting for God today?