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What drink quenches your thirst and refreshes you? I realize that is a subjective question based upon opinion. There are many drinks that might be considered “refreshing.” A glass of cool water is quite refreshing when one has been laboring in the heat. In fact, it is a universal need that all mankind has, as well as all of God’s creatures that walk this earth, to be refreshed by the cool waters.
As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me continually, "Where is your God?" These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.
Ps 42:1-4 ESV
Let us long for God as we long for the refreshing waters. Create in yourself that longing. Quench your thirst for God by assembling regularly with those of like precious faith and worship Him who gave you life.
In our society, it is likely that most of you who receive this have gone through a move some time in the past. I see quite a few moving vans on the roads as I travel, and there are as many or more rental vans on the road. A move can be very difficult. You have to load up all your possessions except those that have already been sold or discarded. After packing everything, you travel to the new destination and then comes the unpacking, which is usually easier. Of course, getting everything in and set up is a different story. I know someone, however, that sold many of their possessions and just bought new ones when their house was ready.
We all have plans for a far more important move, the one from this earthly existence to our eternal abode. We will have to pack nothing. Our treasures are being laid up already for when that time comes. I have no information about how we will get settled in, but I am sure that it will be a move for the better as long as the proper materials are being laid up.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
1 Tim 6:17-19 ESV
What treasures are you sending ahead for your eternal move? The place has already been prepared by our Lord and Savior (John 14:1-3).
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