Palms Up

Palms up … and I receive.

“My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah.” [Psalm 143:6b]

As I hunger and thirst for the living water, I realize that the Lord Jesus helps me realize my desperate need of Him. He fashioned me to desire all of Him and to settle for nothing less.

Spiritual starvation is only moments away from His glory. Soul palms up, and He soaks me through and through. No umbrellas are in my hands, for He pours out nourishing, spiritual rain.

Dry bones … dry skin … dry mouth … dry inner being lap up the beauty of His boundless supply. And He never fails to saturate, if I will remain hungry and thirsty and lift my soul palms up.

When my mouth registers thirst, my body is already at a stage of dehydration. When my soul yearns from a state of thirst, I’ve already entered that condition of discomfort. So I gulp desperately, and my anguished soul is saturated with life.

Jesus called it a state of being blessed when we come to Him in such need. “Blessed … to be envied … fortunate … spiritually prosperous … are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness … for they shall be completely satisfied.” [Matthew 5:6 AMP]

“Now unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” [Ephesians 3:20]

It’s impossible to drink of Him and to remain thirsty. The well of living water forever stays ‘exceedingly abundant.’ We are the yearning of His heart, the dearly beloved of His soul. He delights to fill us to overflowing, beyond all that we ask or think, so that our cups run over profusely ~ then into the lives of others.

Palms up … and I drink to the deepest satisfaction of my soul. Again and again. “I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” to be hungry and thirsty for You, Lord.



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