Jan 18, 2010

Come Thirsty

Title: Come Thirsty
By: Max Lucado

What image best describes your heart?

A water-drenched kid in front of an open fire hydrant?

Or a bristled, desert tumbleweed?

You're acquainted with with physical thirst. Stop drinking and see what happens. Coherent thoughts vanish, skin grows clammy, and vital organs shut down. Deprive your body of necessary fluid, and it will tell you.

Deprive your soul of spiritual water, and it will tell you, Dehydrated hearts send desperate messages. Snarling tempers. Waves of worry. Growing guilt and fear. Hoplessness. Resentment. Loneliness. Insecurity.

But you don't have to live with a dehydrated heart. God invites you to treat your thirsty soul as you would treat your physical thirst. Just visit the WELL and drink deeply:

Receive Christ's work on the cross,

The energy of his Spirit,

His lordship over your life,

And his unending, unfailing love.

He does the hard part. All you do is ask. There is no spiritual "to do" list for you to tackle, no inventory of rules and regulations. Just drink. Let Christ be the water for your soul. Come thirsty, and drink the water of life.


This was my first Max Lucado book and it certaily won't be my last!

Max Lucado writes in a way that keeps you turning pages and "thirsting" for more. I decided to use this book as a daily devotional because the chapters in the book tackle subjects and perspectives one subject at a time and the chapters are short enough to make a perfect devotional.

Lucado engages his audience from the first page and uses our physical need for water to describe how our souls need spiritual water to sustain a healthy soul.

I strongly suggest you read this book, especially if you seem to be "thirsting" for a deeper understanding of what it means to be truly drenched in the living water.

I give Come Thirsty, 5 bookworms!