Can you taste it? The intoxicating smell of herb infused hot water wafting through the air. Some enjoy it hot and others prefer the cold brewed delight of ice tea. Tea has always had a place in my heart as well as my hand. Growing up in England, my love of tea is only exceeded by the love I have for the Word of God. During one of my “tea times” I sat quietly meditating on some scripture. As I sipped the tea it reminded me of the freshness and warmth of home. Just like tea soothes my tired body so the Words of God refresh my soul.
Before you can drink tea the tea bag has to sit in hot water and go through the process of osmosis. The flavor of tea flows throughout the hot water making it a wonderful “spot of tea!”
Just like the herbs in the tea bag seep into the water so our souls need to be saturated with the Word of God. It is important to drink deeply of the True and Living Water which can only be found in Jesus Christ. “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”(John 14:14)
He promised that His water would never leave us thirsty or dry. Do you feel dry in a land where there seems to be no water? The Psalmist felt this way when he penned these words,
“O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land.
Where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1)
Though the desert dryness of circumstance can leave a feeling of longing left in my heart which doesn’t seem to be filled. It is in those moments that I must choose to walk in faith and make every effort to sit at the feet of the One who can fill me up to the full. Running to Him like a child runs to a parent when hurt; I can run to the Father because of the blood of Christ.
When was the last time you sat down and grabbed the Word of God to saturate your soul in the life-giving spring that flows? It is imperative for you and I to know the Words of Life in order to have an osmosis effect in the lives of others. As Christ’s beloved children we need to be refreshing our souls continuously with all readiness to spread the good news of the gospel. Just like a cup needs refilled so our minds need to be renewed by constantly rehearsing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
May you be encouraged to draw near to the source of all life and be filled up to the full!
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)