Thirsty Hearts

John 7:37-39

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit.


These words from Jesus provide another picture of what the fullness of the Spirit is all about, as well as how to walk in that spiritual abundance. His remarks are addressed to those who are thirsty:

“If anyone thirsts.”

In this spiritual context, thirst can speak of the painful dryness or emptiness that often accompanies:

Pressures, responsibilities, busyness, weariness, disappointments, bad health and preoccupation with earthly matters can dry out the soul of man.

Related to this need, thirst can refer to the eager yearning after those heavenly blessings that refresh and restore our inner life. These thirsty conditions apply to all of us at various times.