Desire God’s Word
“Like newborn babes, crave pure spiritual milk, so that you may grow up in your salvation.” (1 Peter 2:2)
When we are hungry, our bodies crave physical food. So also each one of us has a spirit that craves to be fed and nourished with spiritual food. Jesus said that the words he spoke to us would nourish us. His words are spirit and life! In order to grow spiritually, we need to soak our hearts in those words as we desire the “pure spiritual milk” of the Word of God. Jesus also said that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled, and that we should labor for the food that leads to eternal benefits.
We know that a baby has to drink the milk if it is going to be useful in helping him to grow. So a Bible on the shelf does us little good unless we move its contents, first into our heads, and then into our hearts.
If you want to grow in your Christian life, you must develop not only a strong desire to spend time in the Word of God, but the discipline to do it as well. As you spend time with God in his Word, seeking him and implementing his instructions into your life, you will find that your ideas of how to use your time, talent, and treasure will be moved into directions of significance.
Ask God to give you a desire to spend time in his Word every day. Keep a record of what you are learning and how you see God directing you.
“I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.” Psalm 119:16
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17