As a lost traveler wanders through a desert land, with each step his craving intensifies. The unbearable heat, along with the stinging sand, takes a toll on his exposed skin. His chapped lips crack and bleed with no immediate remedy.
Each forced swallow becomes more painful. The dryness is all around him and as he stares in every direction, the horizon promises nothing to quench his thirst. Now for the sake of survival there remains only one desire – water.
Just as this traveler, we live in a dry land spiritually in need of revival. We are in a day where there is little victory over sin, effectiveness in service, and power in soul winning. May God create in us a thirst for revival and His presence! We need the Spirit of the Lord to be poured out! Isaiah 44:3 says “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.” He promises to pour out the refreshing water of revival on those who are thirsty. The water is an illustration of the Holy Spirit. We need the filling and the power of the Spirit in our lives as Christian. When we will be rightly related to the Spirit, we will then have revival.
The question remains for us in this condition “Are YOU thirsty?”