Desiring God’s Word

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“Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. “ 1 Peter 2:2-3

It is vital to my growth and walk with the Lord to spend time in His word and I notice a difference when I do not.
I was reminded of this last week when our son and daughter-in law brought home their new baby girl. While feeding her I realized I want to be like her with that same desire. All she wanted was her milk and nothing else would satisfy until she had it. Another thing I noticed was while she was eating; her beautiful brown eyes never left mine. I was the source of her satisfaction and food for her growth and life, just as the Father and His word is ours. We need to be like babies in the sense of being satisfied and filled with the word and nothing else while looking intently into our Father’s eyes. We do this when we know He is the only source of satisfaction and true nourishment to grow and live.

As I was watched my other grandchildren, ages 10, 7 and 4 eating I noticed how much they loved their food. They no longer just drink milk but eat solid foods. We need to progress like that in our spiritual life. We need to move away from the “milk” or elementary things of God’s word into the “meat”.

“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. “Hebrews 5:12-14

Think about it. How satisfied would you be if you only drank liquids, lived on snacks or other’s leftovers?
How do you feel when you have had a good meal of healthy, hearty foods?

It’s the same for our spiritual diets. The more “real food” of God’s word we eat ourselves the more we will grow and be spiritually strong.

In order to continue with the craving as an infant for their milk and move on to meat, it is vital we make the time to be in God’s word. I also understand the many seasons of life and how it can be a struggle to find the time.

My friend Melissa of hiveresources.com has a great series called “Devotions Drilled Down”. In this series you will hear from women in different seasons of their life and how they have time with the Lord in His word.

The links are below.

http://hiveresources.com/ministry-monday-devotions-drilled-down-into-five-steps/

http://hiveresources.com/devotions-drilled-down-how-a-bible-study-teacher-manages-her-quiet-time/

http://hiveresources.com/devotions-drilled-down-quiet-times-for-busy-new-moms/

http://hiveresources.com/devotions-drilled-down-a-tool-for-an-effective-quiet-time/

To live inside out we need a steady, healthy diet of God’s word.

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About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 39 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

9 Responses to Desiring God’s Word

  1. Maranne123 says:

    Kim, this was so good!! I hope everyone reads this who are still on the “milk diet” start digging for more and more of the meat in the Bible, of God’s Word. I loved how you wrote about watching your grandchildren eat… the baby to older children. Love you for what you are doing…..it encourages me to study more. Love you!!

  2. Beautiful reflection–thanks so much for writing.

  3. Thanks for sharing this post, it is a great analogy for the Scripture.
    Blessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman – Author

    • kimlenon says:

      Hi Deborah, Thanks for stopping by and your comment. When I was feeding her all I could think of was getting nourished and gazing into our Fathers eyes by being in His word.

      Blessings, Kim

  4. HI kim! Thanks so much for all your love in guiding us to dig into God’s Word so deeply! And thanks for sharing the posts!

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  6. This is a good word. Thank you for encouraging us to maintain a healthy spiritual diet. 🙂

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