Thirsty

A kind person told me that feeling an emotion is like feeling thirsty. There is no shame in feeling thirsty. You might consider if anything unusual caused your thirst, or if you need to drop everything and get a drink, or if you can wait until the next convenient time to deal with it. Seldom do people say, “I’m so sorry. I really shouldn’t feel thirsty. I don’t know what’s the matter with me.” Thirst is.

We might consider the cause of an unexpected emotion, but we have the choice to deal with it right away or wait until the next convenient time –but we can’t ignore feelings forever. There is no need to say,”I’m so sorry. I really shouldn’t feel this way. I don’t know what’s the matter with me.” Feelings are.

Today I feel emotionally thirsty. I’ve been in a time of giving (freely and with joy because I absolutely love the people who needed my help) but today I am feeling tired and a bit, well, prunish. There are scattered piles of requests for attention all over my house. The urgent has been attended to, but I’m not putting this off anymore, so dust, emails, laundry, lesson plans, and call back messages, if you will excuse me, I’m going to go soak in the love of Jesus now.

9 thoughts on “Thirsty

  1. Charis, good for you. So often the tyranny of the urgent takes over our lives and we forget what is most important. Enjoy your time with Jesus, he will right your world. 😀

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  2. I am thirsty, too. I remember how nursing a fussy baby would often calm him. It gave him comfort. It wasn’t that he was hungry, but rather the experience of nursing – being held in the closest, most intimate of embraces – was comfort. Soaked in love. Lovely.

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