THE WORD FOR TODAY
1 Peter 1-3 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
1 Peter 2:2 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby
Babies are fantastic. They are so cute…so tiny…so dependant. Their diet is very unique…milk. My wife is in daycare and in the past two years at various stages has kept 5 newborns. The first two that she started watching were Lilly Brook and Katie. I have watched as she prepared their formula and have seen them weaned from a bottle to eating solid food. Lilly Brook and Katie are now running around the house getting into whatever they can find. It’s amazing how they have grown. And it’s all because of their diet.
Wouldn’t it be great if the heavenly Father could look into our lives with joy over our running around serving HIM with all our heart…because we had the right diet? Peter challenges believers to start over…to grow right…to desire the pure milk of the word that you may grow thereby.
We cannot grow if we neglect the source of our growth…the Word of God. A routine intake and an hourly living out of HIS Word bring about tremendous changes in our life. When we live in God’s Word we can’t do the same things we used to do. When we are obedient to HIS Word then grace, mercy, love, joy, peace and whole lot more fill our lives. His Word in cooperation with Holy Spirit purges those things that bring dishonor to His Holy name and causes us to desire to live for HIS glory.
As babies…let’s desire the Word of God so that we can grow up into servants in work of His kingdom.
Father, by the power of Your Word grow me into what You desire me to be…guide me by Your Word…lead me by Your power…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!