The one about needing a drink

thirstySo, I was about to speak at a school assembly this morning when I realized that I had a very dry throat.

We had finished breakfast and I was about to start my cup of tea when one of my daughters had a getting dressed emergency and so I went to help her. Well it turned out that it wasn’t an emergency, but it did take a huge amount of time to help her out.

I came back downstairs having forgotten about my cup of tea and went to the assembly.

The first lesson I was reminded of today is that speaking to a roomful of a few hundred people is difficult when you have a very dry throat.

As I walked home, I decided to prioritize my cup of tea tomorrow before I go back for my second assembly of the week.

I also thought about Jesus who said that if we were thirsty that we should come to him and drink.

Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified. (John 7.37-39)

Public speaking with a dry throat is hard.

Life without God is hard, so why would we try it?

Living without drinking water is impossible.

Real and fulfilling life without God is impossible, so why would we try it?

Jesus promises that God the Holy Spirit will fill, refresh and transform us and all we have to do is ask. What is stopping us?

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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