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This Week We're Looking at Quench
After I’ve gone for a good walk or high intensity workout, I am thirsty. My body needs to be replenished and I long to be filled with the refreshment of water. Once I drink the water, my energy is restored and my body is back in balance. Just like our natural bodies long to be quenched of thirst, our souls long to be filled with the Holy Spirit and the lasting things of God.
Webster’s dictionary defines quench as "a means to satisfy one’s thirst by drinking."
In the spiritual sense, quench means to put out or stop the move of the Spirit when believers are gathered. There are several examples in the Bible where the people of God were not able to hear from Him but the Spirit of the Lord showed up.
I Thessalonians 5:19 states, “Do not quench the Holy Spirit.”
While we do face the above barriers that attempt to keep us from connecting with God, there is good news! In Christ, we have weapons to fight against distractions and become victorious in listening and moving forward with the Holy Spirit. God’s Word, prayer, and praise are the most powerful weapons that we have to grow closer to God and move with the Holy Spirit.
Let us not allow the enemy or ourselves to quench the many ways in which God is moving, directing, and guiding us. Ephesians 6:16 states, “Extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Move forward in faith and utilize the tools and resources that God has given you to accomplish your God given purposes.
Today, I invite you to renew and recommit yourself to seeking God through prayer, meditating on God’s Word, and minimizing distractions as you grow closer to Him. Do not let anything quench your desire to mature in God.
Kirstyn Mayden is a Christian blogger who writes devotionals that empower and equip believers in their everyday lives.
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What does Quench mean to you?
12/1/2020 09:47:11 am
How ironic that we can quench the source that quenches our thirst, which will in turn quench the flow of any ministry we have to others. May we always keep the channel clear for the Holy Spirit to fill and use us.
12/1/2020 03:05:21 pm
Wow! Barbara, I never thought of it like that. Absolutely ironic! And so true.
12/1/2020 01:34:25 pm
Only The Living Water can quench that eternal thirst! Great post!
12/1/2020 03:05:59 pm
So true, Susan. :)
12/1/2020 06:25:54 pm
Donna, I'm so glad Kirstyn joined our writer's challenge! These reminders are so timely. I especially needed the reminder to minimize distractions and not let anything quench my desire to grow in the Lord!
Thank you for these thoughts about quench. I love this question..."What if we longed to be filled or satisfied with the things of God like we long for water after exercise?" It's so important to think about what we really want most. Thank you also for hosting!
12/1/2020 06:32:23 pm
That's a great analogy, Marielle! And Kirstyn's question is spot on and convicting! It's important to think about what we really want most, and what we need most. Also, it is important that we don't let the good get in the way of the great. There's a lot of good stuff we could do. But is that what God wants us to do, or is that just a distraction from the great plans He has for us? Let's not let anything quench our desire for God and the great things He has planned for us to do for Him.
12/2/2020 09:37:19 am
I love this invitation.
12/2/2020 11:39:02 am
I do too, Rebecca. :) It's my favorite part of this whole post!
12/2/2020 01:53:22 pm
I never thought about the word "quench" let alone when comparing it to quenching our thirst.
12/2/2020 04:11:17 pm
It is a great post, Karen! Really eye-opening and thought-provoking to think of "quench" in all these different ways.
12/2/2020 03:41:13 pm
I took some extended prayer time today to confess, repent and beg for God to protect me and mine from the attacks of the evil one. I should tack on a request to intervene if I consider something that will quench the Spirit! Thank you for reminding me of this.
12/2/2020 04:12:58 pm
Great reminders for us all today, Lauren! :)
12/3/2020 10:00:27 am
I LOVE THAT, SUE!!! —> "Quench is a beautiful word when I think of Jesus calling out on the day of the festival - Come and drink!" Come and drink of the Living Water and you will never thirst again!!!
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