Thursday, April 9, 2015
By Zach Wood
1 Peter 2:2-3 (NLT)
“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, 3 now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.”
We crave a lot of things in life, don’t we? Most of the time it’s some kind of food that pops in our mind and we think about it and desire it. Sometimes all it takes is a picture that reminds us how good the food was and we desire to go eat it again. We can laugh a lot at ourselves and others when the desires come up and we talk dramatically about we can’t wait to have the food again.
As much as we crave things in this world, it saddens me how much we have fallen away today in craving God’s Word. It isn’t that we don’t want to read it or that we purposely try to avoid it, but in our super-busy routines that we have each day, it is so easy for us to neglect reading and filling ourselves with the spiritual nourishment we desperately need.
As we were discussing this in our small group bible study yesterday, I shared how I am as guilty as anyone else when it comes to reading and filling up on God’s Word. I can get so caught up in preparing for different things each week that I fail to really take time to get deep into God’s Word. There so are many distractions that easily come, whether it’s thoughts of things I need to do or other distractions around me.
We all need to be spending much more time with God’s Word, craving that spiritual milk. We need that nourishment. God’s Word is the ultimate authority in our lives. While it can be great to consult with other Godly people for advice, wisdom and guidance, God’s Word should ultimately be our main source for growth and learning. We must crave His Word more than we crave anything else.
Just as a newborn baby craves to receive milk, we should also desperately crave to know Him more and be filled with His spiritual nourishment.