“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.” 1 Peter 2:2-3
Life was hectic. Stopping by the drive-through was easy. Then we walked into our friend’s home and the roast beef smelled wonderful. The meat and potatoes were so satisfying.
We all know the slow slide our bodies take when we “fast food” it too often. The extra bulk and sluggishness becomes evident quickly.
The same is true in our Spirits. Oh we get some nutrition from a verse here or a quick reading there, with a prayer on the way out the door. Yet our hearts hunger for the “roast beef” and we don’t even recognize it.
Sluggishness sets into the soul with little bulges of unrest or deposits of irritation. Lack of peace and impatience begin a slow slide in your spirit .
God longs to feed your spiritl. He provides a meal you don’t want to miss.
How to you find spiritual nutrition when you have been at the “drive through” too often?
- Put a CD of Christian music in your car.
- Read your Bible and ask God to speak to you by His Holy Spirit.
- Get to a good worship service and ask His presence to touch your heart.
- Get into a Bible study group or find a Christian friend to talk with.
- Go for a walk and talk to God out loud as you walk.
Take responsibility for your spiritual condition. Ask God to help you hunger for Him. He has a feast for those who linger at His table.
Father God, Today I ask that You will rekindle my hunger for You. I pray that You will lead me in new ways of knowing You. I ask that You will help me take the time to grow up in my spiritual tastes. Thank you for the nutrition You have provided in spiritual fast food, but help me to desire more. I know you have a feast for those who take the time to come. May I be one of them. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Evaluate your spiritual diet. Are the tell-tale signs of malnourishment beginning to show up in a slow slide in your spirit? Take action today and get to some whole spiritual food through prayer, reading the Bible and making time to be with like-minded believers.