R. C. Sproul pinpoints one reason that many Christians nearly die of thirst, spiritually speaking:
“No amount of Christian activity compensates for an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. There is nothing in this universe you need more desperately than Christ.”
God confirms this in Hebrews 3:7-11, where the author quotes the Holy Spirit…
Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers tested me by trial and saw my works for forty years.
“I was angry with this generation, and I said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, and they do not know my ways.’ As I swore in my anger, ‘⌊They will never enter⌋ into my rest.'”
Please, God, this generation have all gone astray. Do not allow Your anger to burn against us. We need Your rest. Our souls cry out for your living waters. Take our cup. We lift it up. Please make us whole.