There are many word pictures or metaphors to describe a desire for a relationship with the Divine. One of the favorite ones in the Bible is thirst. Here is one such description over 3,000 years old:
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God? – Psalm 42:1-2
All around us are slacked throats searching for something to quench their thirst; the real search is for that which will quench the thirst of the soul. It is the wise spiritual director such as the Psalmist who knows that the real thirst is the thirst for an living encounter with the living God. Today when you experience physical thirst, take a moment to draw near to God who will give you more then H2O; God will give you living water. – Ron Friesen