LESSON 2: SOUL MATE
Who Is Your Soul Mate?
Who is your favorite person to be with? Who is your soul mate? If you could, would you spend every free moment with that person? I have often asked my children, usually when I am frustrated by their lack of time in the Word, if they truly love God. Of course their answer is, “yes.” I usually follow up that question with something like this, “Do you find it strange that you spend so little time with someone who you claim to love above all others?” It’s a great question, but one that rightly should be turned back on myself. David wrote, “My soul thirsts for
you, the living God.” Wow! What makes David different from many of us? Is it that we don’t thirst? I don’t believe so. Our souls do thirst and so do the souls of the children we minister to. What made David a man after God’s own heart was that he recognized what, or better, who, would quench his thirst.
Our problem is that often we don’t recognize what we are thirsting for so we try to quench our thirst with other things. It could be work, relationships, recreation, television, or video games. Does my soul thirst for God as the deer panting for streams of water? It sure does. The question is whether I choose to go to the source of living water or something else. This isn’t a guilt trip, but it should be a call to each of us to examine our souls and ask the hard questions, then cry out to God for a soul makeover. Let’s try to help the children understand the depths of God’s love, that by Jesus’ death He purchased for us a front row seat in the Father’s presence now and forever. God wants to be our soul mate and Jesus died to make that possible. Don’t miss out on the gift of the gospel, God’s presence which is living water for our soul.
BIG IDEA: Only God can satisfy our soul!
MEDITATING ON THE WORD:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. – Mark 12:30
Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. – Psalm 62:1-2
- Psalm 42:1 compares our soul’s thirst for God, like a deer’s thirst for water. Why is this?
- What happens when we allow God to fill our soul?
- What are some things that we try to satisfy our soul’s thirst with? (Friends, movies, etc.)
- Who is the only one that can satisfy?
Ask God to help your soul thirst for Him and to teach you the ways in which to quench that thirst.
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