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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, April 12, 2019.
As a deer pants for water, so my soul pants for you, my God. Psalm 42:1
In my younger days, there was nothing better than a great pick up basketball game after school. After a full day of learning and expanding our minds we looked forward to hitting the local playground, choosing teams, and getting a good run in. While there were no trophies at stake, no agents or scouts watching, we played like everything was on the line. Every game was life and death. Every bucket mattered. Every possession had history hanging in the balance. Someone would win. Someone would lose and no matter what we would run it back and play again. Before we knew it, we had typically played three or four games in a row, and it was time to head home. The only problem was we were exhausted and thirsty after all of that playing.
That kind of thirst does not go away easily. That kind of thirst sends you from store to store hunting for the right flavor of Gatorade like your life depended on it. We would go to the closest store and hope for the best, but if they were sold out, we would make our way to the next store. No matter how far we had to go, how many places we had to look, we were not going to give up until we found what we needed to quench our thirst. Looking back, the search for the right thirst quencher sometimes took almost as long as another game would have, but it was worth it when the sweet taste of liquid refreshment hit your tongue. No matter how much you had to look, it was worth it to find what you needed.
Friends, there will be times in your life when you will be thirsty. Not thirsty in a physical sense but thirsty in a spiritual sense. You are going to feel like life has pulled everything out of you. You are going to feel spiritually spent, mentally drained and emotionally crushed. It is in those moments that you are going to have to realize that you are thirsty and go back to God and get filled up. It may mean that you are going to have to look high and low to find a way to reconnect with Him. You may have to go to church for more than two weeks in a row to connect with Him. You may have to read The Daily Dose and your Bible to connect with Him. No matter what you have to do, you keep looking until you find Him because when you find Him, He will restore ALL that has been drained out of you and quench your thirst.