Throughout the Bible, the desire to know GOD is compared to a thirst. The Old Testament prophets spoke of the time when the land would be flowing with water when GOD HIMSELF would give HIS people springs in the desert.
JESUS spoke of HIMSELF as the ONE who could give the living water.
"In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." Jn 7:37-38
Are you thirsty for this living, lasting water, this satisfaction in your innermost self? This poem by Nancy Spiegelberg may describe your experience.
LORD, I crawled across the barrenness to YOU with my empty cup,
Uncertain but asking any small drop of refreshment.
If only I had known YOU better I’d had come with a bucket.
Why Quench the SPIRIT when you can have your desire quenched in the SPIRIT?