Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. 1 Peter 2:2
As an infant, my youngest ate every two hours like clockwork. When he was just a few weeks old, I had to run an errand. I knew I’d be pushing his feeding schedule, but thought I could make it home just in time for his next feeding. I was a few blocks from our house when he let out the most pitiful cry I had ever heard. He was craving his milk and needed it NOW. I pulled over to nurse him in a Best Buy parking lot, less than a mile from home.
Around this time, 1 Peter 2:2 popped up on my Bible verse app. I chuckled at how relevant God made His Word to me. No one understands this verse better than the mother of a newborn! While it was humorous, it has continued to serve as a great reminder about the passion we need for God’s Word. If I’m being honest with myself, there are many days when my desire for God’s Word doesn’t pass the 1 Peter 2:2 test. I don’t always find myself craving spiritual things like my son wanted his milk.
The second half of this verse explains that God calls us to this longing for our benefit. As we nourish ourselves with the things of God, we grow stronger and more mature. I have found the more regularly I read God’s Word, the more I want to read it. So the next time you go through a cluster feeding phase or see a ravenous four-year-old demolish the pantry, let it be a tangible reminder of the hunger God placed in your soul for Him. Fill it up, Mama!
Press on, Mama!
More Moments in the Word:
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Psalm 34:8
To Consider this Week:
Do you crave the things of God like a newborn craves milk? If not, what can you do to grow this craving in your life?
What aspect of God’s Word is the most exciting to you? Spend some time this week reading this part of Scripture. Meditate on how good God is to give us the Bible.
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