The book comes alive in my hands. I walk with her, in despair, failure, doubt. I see Christ as the Savior and friend that he is. It is an exciting read (so far!)
As I read I recognized I had been "missing out". As a missionary (really just teaching sunday school weekly and cleaning the church are my main jobs), homeschool mom, and friend; I had missed out on being filled. I had forgotten to seek him first. I hadn't even noticed I was running on empty.
Thirst is like that sometimes. Until we take that first sip of water cooling our throats, we haven't noticed we needed it. I cherish water a lot more these days than I used to. It takes work to get it. Water isn't really expensive, but man is it important, especially the drinking water!
I have been reading through the Bible, but was really missing out on intimacy. What a good reminder and a spur to continue to seek his presence. I need to remember to be thirsty.