I want to be one of those people who just drips Jesus. You know who those people are. The ones whose face lights up when they talk about the sweetness of their Savior. The ones who can’t talk about anything else; the name of Christ is always on their lips. They are just dripping Jesus.
I want to be one of those people!
I was talking to my husband last night about my favorite Psalm, Psalm 63. As I described why I loved that Psalm, it occurred to me that the psalmist was one of those people who just overflowed with love for the Lord.
How do we cultivate this heart?
All You Desire
The psalmist describes how his longing for God is like someone longing for water in the desert. This is poignant imagery. If you were wandering through the desert and looking for water, that would be an all-consuming task. Trust me. You would not care what kind of clothes you have on or what people think of you. All you want is water.
Is my longing for the Lord all-consuming?
All You Can Eat
The second word picture the psalmist uses is that of someone eating marrow and fatness. According to my knowledge of Ancient Near East culture, marrow and fatness were a rarity. It was something you got to eat if you were wealthy. It was not a common every day item. Maybe in our culture this would be akin to filet mignon. Knowing God is more satisfying than the most decadent dish.
Am I more satisfied by knowing Christ than anything else?
All You Can Think Of
The psalmist says in verse 6 that when he is lying in his bed at night his mind is filled with thought of the Lord. I don’t know about you, but when I am awake in the middle of the night, my mind is not filled with thoughts of God. Usually my mind is spinning thinking about everything I need to do or conversations that I had that day. I am definitely not kept awake by thoughts of Christ.
Is my mind filled with thoughts of Christ?
How do we become someone who is dripping Jesus Christ? Jesus needs to be all we desire, all that satisfies us, and all we can think of. When we fill our minds and hearts with His Word and His person, we will naturally overflow and drip Jesus.
The highest praise that we can receive is for someone to tell us that we are overflowing with the love of Christ. Let us be people who are dripping Jesus!