“… he leads me beside quiet waters.” (Psalm 23:2, NIV)
Adults need about eleven glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated. Water plays a key role in our strength and energy throughout the day and is required if we are going to stay generally well.
Thirst is a sign of needing water, that our body is dry. It will drive us to the water fountain or our refrigerators in an effort to quench our thirst.
It is no different with our soul, which needs to be watered by God in ordered to be satisfied.
” “To drink” in spiritual terminology simply means “take in’ ”“ or “to accept” ”“ or “to believe.” That is to say it implies that a persona accepts and assimilates the very life of God in Christ to the point where it becomes a part of him.”
(from A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller, page 51)
Simply put ”“ we, as people, have an insatiable thirst for God. Our souls long for God and will only be satisfied by His Word through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Our Shepherd knows exactly where to lead us in order for us to drink from peaceful and pure waters. He longs to see ours souls watered, refreshed, and satisfied even more so than we long for it ourselves.
Our struggle is we strive against His leading, thinking we can find our own source of water.
I hope you will join me for rest of this post at Woman to Woman Ministries HERE as we look at the way our Shepherd leads us to settle our souls and drink from His waters.