When you are thirsty, I mean, really thirsty, nothing will satisfy but something to drink. When you wake up and parched, you must have something to drink.

When you are exercising and finish, your body demands something to drink.

After certain foods, your mouth is dry, and you must have something to drink.

It’s almost like our body says to us – you will get me something to drink!  I am thirsty!  I must have something to drink!

Listen to the words of Psalm 42 this morning:

As the deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
When can I go and stand before him?

The Psalmist says that he thirst for God.  I think that’s a very powerful image.  He is craving God.  He must have God.  His life and soul demand God.

And nothing will satisfy but God.  Nothing will sooth and give life but God.  In our lives, we have cravings.  In our lives, we have needs.  In our lives, there are things that we want, things that we think that we want or need.

Today, in this passage, we see our need. We see what we desperately need. We see what it comes down to. We see what we are actually craving and actually needing.

God. We are thirsty today. We are thirsty for Him.

And today, and each day, only He will satisfy.  Today, are you thirsty for Him?  Are you thirsty for life?

Today, may you walk deeper with Him than ever.  And in Him may you find your thirst satisfied.


I am defenseless against peanuts.

Do I know that I should not eat the entire container of nuts in one sitting?

Yes, yes I do.

Do I do it anyway?

Yes, yes I do.

Because I really, really, love peanuts. They are a great. I just can’t help myself when I’m around them.

I have a craving for them.

I was thinking about craving and desiring things when I read this passage from Psalm 78 this morning:

29 So they ate and were well filled, *
for he gave them what they craved.
30 But they did not stop their craving, *
though the food was still in their mouths.

God gave the people everything they craved.

He gave them everything they wanted. But, they still wanted more.

The wanted more and more and more and more.

Because what they were craving was not filling.  Now, it might have filled the body.

But it didn’t fill the soul.

It didn’t meet their true craving.

Today, do you crave God?  Do you desire to spend time with Him. Do you long to know Him on a deeper and deeper level?

Can you not wait to spend time in His word?  With His people?  With Him in prayer?

What do you crave this morning?

What is it that you desire this morning?

If it is anything other than God, you will be disappointed.  If it’s anything other than knowing Him deeper, you will find it lacking.

God gave them what they craved. And it wasn’t enough.

Only Him.  Only knowing Him deeper. Only time with Him.

That’s the only thing that will fill our craving.