Not pleasant, but it happens and it happens to me more often now than it did. I think that is because at the beginning of this year I consistently significantly increased my daily intake of water and so now in the mornings when I awaken — I want water. My mouth is dry and sometimes, especially if I have neglected the day before to take in the usual amount … My lips are flaky too. But Water will fix that.
And with these thoughts I went to my on line text finder – thirsty – and the first reference that appeared was this:
2 Therefore the people contended with Moses, and said, “Give us water, that we may drink.”
So Moses said to them, “Why do you contend with me? Why do you tempt the LORD?”
3 And the people thirsted there for water, and the people complained against Moses, and said, “Why is it you have brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?”
4 So Moses cried out to the LORD, saying, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me!” Exodus 17 (NKJV)
And my first thoughts on reading that was yeah, that’s the way it is all right when my intake of The Water of Life is decreased, I COMPLAIN! So if you find yourself complaining more these days, check your Word intake, you may be suffering from dry mouth and flaky lips. Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just telling you what came this morning.
And Isaiah 5:
12 The harp and the strings, The tambourine and flute, And wine are in their feasts;
But they do not regard the work of the LORD, Nor consider the operation of His hands.
13 Therefore my people have gone into captivity, Because they have no knowledge; Their honorable men are famished, And their multitude dried up with thirst.
It’s just truth, without The Water of the Word, we dry up. BUT look at this:
17 “ The poor and needy seek water, but there is none, Their tongues fail for thirst. I, the LORD, will hear them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, And fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, And the dry land springs of water.
How beautiful! When we get dry mouth, flaky lips, when we find ourselves complaining more than we used to, and we have looked around and we can’t find a ‘water bottle’ anywhere — stop and cry out to Him and He will be there with a river, with fountains in the midst of our dry valley, in the midst of our wilderness we will find a pool of water, in our dry and parched land, He will bring us Springs of Living Water. Oh, my! He is AWESOME!
There are more, more Scriptures that give us precious promises to aid us in our condition of dry mouth and flaky lips, but this morning I am going to leave you with this one.
2 Thus says the LORD who made you And formed you from the womb, who will help you:
‘ Fear not, O Jacob My servant; And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
3 For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, And floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, And My blessing on your offspring;
4 They will spring up among the grass Like willows by the watercourses.’
It is happening my dear ones. The thirsty ones are finding Him just this way! And dry mouths and flaky lips are revived!