i have had this dream several times where i would go to get a drink from a water fountain and i would drink and drink and drink. it seemed like i just could not get enough water to quench my thirst. before i went to get a drink, i do not remember thinking that i was that thirsty. the water fountain was just there and so i just accepted the opportunity and took a drink. but, once i started to drink, it seemed like the more i drank, the thirstier that i got. every time that i have had that dream, i would wake up and my mouth would be as dry as it could be, like i had been breathing with my mouth wide open and had not closed it to appropriate the moisture available inside of it. my logical thinking makes me to think that the reason that i was dreaming this was because my mouth was physically telling me that it was dry and i was attempting to take care of that need within me in my dream. the reason that my thirst never really got quenched was because, in reality, that water in my dream was not actually moisturizing my mouth at all.
as i ponder, think about it, and ask the Lord if there is any spiritual significance to my dream, i feel the Lord has shown me that though the physical thirst of my mouth probably did preempt my dream, God has a lesson for me to learn within it. all of us have an intense dryness within us that thirsts to be quenched by the Spirit of God. we may not realize that is what that longing and thirsting is. we may not realize that we are thirsty, but we are. John 4:14 says, "whoever takes a drink of the water that I will give him shall never, no never, be thirsty any more. but the water that I will give him shall become a spring of water welling up continually within him unto eternal life." we have, deep within us, a well of Living Water, that never runs dry and never ceases to quench our thirst if we drink from it. it is the presence of the Living God and the pleasures of knowing His love that satisfies our deepest needs and makes us feel spiritually saturated with goodness. but, if we attempt to quench our thirst with any outside source, other than the Living Water within our own spirit, we can drink and drink and drink and never be satisfied. the more we drink of outside, imitation water, the thirstier we will actually get. the moisture necessary to quench our thirst lies deep within us just like the moisture that my mouth needed would have been found if i would have closed it and allowed my salivary glands within me to do their job. attempting to moisturize our thirsty hearts with this physical world is like me trying to moisturize my mouth with water from the fountain in my dream. it is impossible! the Living Water within me is the only water that can quench my thirst.
3 days ago