Anyone who has truly given his or her life to Jesus wants to grow. If we make a decision to give our life to Jesus, but there is no desire to grow in our relationship with Him then we need to go to God in prayer and ask Him if our commitment was sincere.
I’m sharing this devotional with those who know Jesus and want to grow in Him. We want to know more about Jesus and we want to know more of Jesus so that we can walk with Him day-in and day-out. We want to trust Him more fully, depend upon Him regardless of what may come, we want to love Him more deeply, and serve Him with our heart and soul. We want these things, but how does that growth take place? By going to church? Committing to go to a Bible study? Possibly by volunteering in some ministry to the poor, lost, or broken? All of these commitments are good, but they are not the first order of business if we really want to grow in our daily walk with the Lord.
Peter gives us the best advice of all when he writes, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” Babies crave their mother’s milk. Don’t believe me? Just follow one around for a week and you’ll see. A baby will wake up the whole house in the middle of night if he or she is hungry. A baby won’t hesitate interrupting a worship service if she is hungry. A baby doesn’t politely ask to be fed, a baby demands that his mom quiet his craving.
As followers of Jesus, who yearn to grow in our walk with the Lord, we’ve got to have the same hunger and thirst for God’s Word that a baby has for his mother’s milk. Not just on Sunday, but daily. Not just when we have the time, no, making time each and every day because we know that it is our only means of growing in our love and intimacy with the Lord. Let’s begin praying today that the Lord will stir a deep, deep hungry within for His Word so that we might grow in grace and the love of our Savior.
1 Peter 2:2-3