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Stepping Stones: The World’s Idols Leave You Thirsty

Stepping Stones: The World’s Idols Leave You Thirsty
May 17, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
This world offers more distractions than you can fit into one lifetime. We are thirsty, and at times we don’t even realize we are dehydrated. So to quench this thirst we look to the world’s idols. Those idols provide some temporary relief…but the thirst remains. Satan’s greatest trick is masquerading empty, destructive options as really fulfilling answers to our thirst. We blindly drink expecting relief, which we sometimes get immediate resolution of the discomfort (like drinking saltwater when we are thirsty), but get battered by other immediate, intermediate, and long-term consequences. Try to understand that our deepest desire is for a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. All our other needs are met through relating with Him and following His teachings. His joy and peace is the only way to satisfy your thirst. So hang out with Him today, get to know Him thru prayer(talking and LISTENING) and the Bible. You won’t thirst anymore.

Prayer
Dear Father God,
I am so thirsty…my soul is thirsty. At times I confuse this thirst as just being tired or stressed out, so I start searching for relief, or at least for some distractions. I know that all this while you are standing next to me…ready to quench my thirst. My soul thirsts for you Lord. Allow Your gifts of Joy and Peace to enhance my awareness of You, the only one who can ultimately quench my thirst.
I pray this is Jesus’ precious name, AMEN.

The Truth
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah
Psalm 143:6
As the deer panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
Psalm 42:1-2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Romans 12:2
Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.
For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Revelation 7:15-17

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