Let’s pretend that you’re stranded in the desert. You have no water, no food. Your lips and throat are so parched and dry that they’re raw, cracked, blistered, and bleeding. A very nice man comes by with a large cup in hand and offers you a drink. With trembling hands you reach out, take the cup and bring it to your blistered lips. But wait! It’s nothing but a cup of... rocks!
The very nice man encourages you to read what’s written on each rock. One rock says conference, one says ladies retreat, one says church nursery, one says praise music, and one says Christian books. You can’t believe that when you need water, he gives you rocks. And he can’t believe that these wonderful, really great rocks won’t quench your thirst!
At times you may be 'spiritually dry'. You feel raw, empty, cracked, blistered, lost and alone. So what do you do? Well, you may begin to do some really good things. Things like listening to praise music, going to a ladies retreat, helping in the church nursery. You get busy doing things, really good things. These are all wonderful events that may point you to Christ, but they, like the rocks, can’t take the place of a relationship with Christ, our Living Water.
Apart from a relationship with Jesus,
even the really good things won't quench your thirst.
Are there ever times when you just feel spiritually dry?
What have you done to quench that thirst?
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Living in His grace,
You can’t drink a cup of rocks.
If you try, you’ll just get a face full of stones.