parched

I am the vessel.
The draft is God’s.
And God is the thirsty one.

Dag Hammarskjold

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(It is so dangerously dry as we have had no rain since the first of June that even the springs and creek beds, deep in the woods which are always full of flowing waters, are dry and empty / Julie Cook / 2016)

Dry and dusty are the muffled cries of the earth…
which now aches and groans.

The Creator has spoken and yet man’s ears have grown deaf
All the while the faithful are left to wonder…

Man readily dismisses any sign, any reminder of God’s sacred word..

Are the waters now dry?
Do the rocks quiver and shake?
Have the seas overtaken the land?
Are the stars falling from the sky?
Have the storms blotted out the sun…
As man turns away from his God?

May my longing and my thirst,
that only seems to increase during these waning days,
be quenched by You and You alone oh Lord…

“O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace.
I am ashamed of my lack of desire.
O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing;
I thirst to be made more thirsty still.
Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, so that I may know Thee indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me.
Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’
Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up
from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.”

A.W. Tozer

8 comments on “parched

  1. Angie says:

    Lovely, Julie. We all seem to be paying for the scorched earth policy of the greedy now. I do think our area has had more rain than yours though. We are below average, but now dangerously so. I’ll be praying for relief for you.

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    It understand the desire for thirst to be quenched as I come to the final years of my life. It’s so hard to let go and let God lead us, but he is ever faithful and unchanging . Spiritual thirst can be even more devastating. Hang in there, my friend. A flood of refreshment is coming your way.

    • thanks Kathy—whereas I don’t think I’m feeling the drought as badly as I think our Nation is as a whole—as I get a real sense of a hunger and thirst, that is of a Spiritual nature, that is nagging at both the communities of believers as well as non-believers…yet so many folks can’t quite put their finger on the fact that that is the root of so much of the discord and unsettlement that is raging across this country.
      I do know I need to focus more and put my eyes squarely on the resurrected Christ..allowing Him to be my sole focus during this time of great distraction as well as famine and thirst….
      and quit saying you’re at the end of your journey :)—you and my aunt are the same age and I’m trying to talk her into another grand adventure, that is once life settles back down—she dreads it when I start talking adventure 🙂

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I know I’m not dead yet as Monty Python would say, but the thought of a new adventure is kind of scared to me. God has a plan for both of us and we have to believe it’s going to be great😍. Have a good week.

      • You too– maybe you should come on the next adventure 😎

  3. Breathtaking and chilling! Man do you have a way with words and making them punch out the truth! 🙂 ❤

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