This morning, I’ve been working hard! First, there was the cooking and preparing the children for school, then cleaning, laundry, dusting, organizing, sweeping, mopping, etc.! Before long, I had “worked up a thirst”, so I sat with a nice cold glass of water to quench my thirst, rest from my labors, and joyfully contemplate how this hard work would bless and serve my own family and others as we prepare to show hospitality to friends this evening.
It occurred to me that the Christian life should be one of “working up a thirst” as well. As I reflected on the best part of my morning, the time when I sat at the Master’s feet, speaking to Him and hearing from Him, I thought of how we are to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, how we are created in Christ to do good works, how we should work with all our heart as for the Lord and how our work should be produced by our faith, prompted by love, and how our endurance is inspired by our hope in Christ. The more I meditated and pondered these passages, the greater my thirst became for more! More of His Word, more of His grace, more of His empowering Spirit to joyfully carry me through the cares of the day.
Today, as I work, I pray that, whatever I do, I would work at it with all my heart, working for the Lord and not for man. For as I work for Him, His Word is at work in me, molding and shaping me more into the image of Christ! Then, one day, we will never thirst again!
They are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 7:15-17)