Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment.
1 Peter 2:2 NLT
This verse got me thinking and heart searching, as i looked at it in different translations. I tried to recall the sight and heart-felt cry of hungry babies. It can get quite heart-breaking, as everyone around them would (or at least should) try to remedy the situation as much as possible; their cries cut right to the heart!
Do I thirst for God’s Word like that? Do i get that upset when i don’t get adequate spiritual nourishment i.e. don’t ‘feed’ on God’s Word as i should? If i don’t why not? Have i allowed my heart to become calloused? Was i always like this? If not, how did i get to this point? What changes do i need to make to move away from this state?
I don’t know what your heart desire maybe, but as a believer, if you haven’t made much progress spiritually in the last few days, months or years, you may want to carryout a spiritual check-up on yourself, figure out what went wrong and remedy it. Chances are, you Word intake may be insufficient.
Prayer: Father, thank You for the privilege to be Your child and access Your Word whenever i want to. I ask that you help me develop an ever-growing passion for Your Word, that i’ll crave for it with greater intensity that a hungry baby cries for its food, because it is vital to my spiritual growth. I ask this in Jesus name, amen.
God bless you
© Lydia Ndagilaya for PneumaWord