As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby – 1 Peter 2:2
Many today put in a great deal of effort in keeping their bodies in shape. They place themselves on all kinds of diet just so they can either gain or lose the necessary body weight and look perfect. While this is acceptable and commendable, a greater emphasis should actually be on developing your spirit; feeding your spirit with the right spiritual diet.
Every Christian is required to grow spiritually and this is only possible when you place yourself on a Word-diet. Only God’s Word can provide you the needed spiritual nourishment for a balanced, healthy, vibrant and triumphant life. Ephesians 4:15 admonishes that we “…grow up in him in all things which is the head, even Christ.” You can only grow in Him through the Word. Let your appetite for the Word transcends the ordinary; be so Word-hungry and Word-conscious that it gets you feeding constantly on the Word (Job 23:12).
Victory for the Christian is through the Word. Anyone who neglects or ignores God’s Word becomes defenseless against adversity and evil (Proverbs 13:13). Your ability to face adversities and remain standing and victorious in the evil day is by the power of God’s Word (Ephesians 6:11-17). Knowing this, therefore, take your devotions with the Word seriously. Never let a day go by without studying the Scriptures. Put the Word of God in your mobile devices; watch and listen to faith-messages voraciously, even while you’re on the go.
1 Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby”; that means place yourself on a Word-diet. Desire and go for the Word more than your necessary food (Job 23:12); meditate on the scriptures day and night (Psalm 1:2; Joshua 1:8)! Do this, and you’ll experience the prevailing power of God’s Word in your life and your spirit will become stalwart in the things of God.
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Dear Father, your Word is life to me; it’s the light by which I navigate my way in righteousness, victory and dominion. As I give myself to your Word, I experience its prevailing and transforming power in my life today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Colossians 3:16; Proverbs 4:20-22