When Tumulated, Pant for The Lord

27 Oct

As a bee pants for the nectar...

We looked the other day at Psalm 42: 5,7,8 and discovered the amazing word tumulated, the literal meaning of having a disturbance in our souls.  Tumulated is related to the turbulance, tumult, and tossing of the sea.  When tumulated we often develop a thirst for God, a thirst we don’t quench.

A white-tailed deer drinks from the creek;
I want to drink God,
deep draughts of God.
I’m thirsty for God-alive.–Ps. 42:1-2 Msg.

You know how when you are super-thirsty and you finally get a drink you guzzle it like there’s no tomorrow?  Sometimes I’ve felt that thirst build up through my school day and I don’t take the time to respond to it.  Don’t we get just that thirsty for God sometimes?  Even though it is easy to slake the thirst–because God is always there–sometimes we just let ourselves get thirstier and thirstier until we finally turn to Him and gulp down the living water of His Word and of His presence.

Have you been running through your life lately as a deer runs through the woods?  Are you building up a thirst?  Open up to the Psalms and guzzle.  That’s what I’m doing today.

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