WEEKLY DEVOTION – August 8, 2021
“Thirsting for God”
Everyone is capable of praying, but many have the mistaken idea that they are not called to prayer. Just as we are called to salvation, we are called to prayer.
Scripture commands us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is nothing more than turning our heart toward God and receiving in turn His love.
Meditating on God’s Word in prayer is desirable, but known by very few. For those who are seeking salvation, meditative prayer is not what God requires of you or what I would recommend.
Are you thirsting for those living waters Jesus promised when He said, “If any man thirst let him come unto me and drink” (John 7:37)?
Are you tired of feeling like a “broken cistern that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13)?
Then come, you starving souls; come and be filled!
Come, bring your affliction, pain, and misery, and you will be comforted!
Come, you who are sick and filled with disease, and you will be healed!
Come, draw near to your Father who desires to embrace you in His loving arms!
Come, you poor, wandering sheep back to the Shepherd!
Come, sinners, to your Savior!
Come, you who are uneducated in spiritual things! You are not incapable of praying!
Let everyone, without exception, come! For Jesus Christ has called all of you.
– Madame Guyon