In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the PURE spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life. 
1 Peter 2:2 TPT

I’m certain all of us have at some time observed a nursing infant who has gone beyond just hungry into the state of HANGRY 😠 – which is hunger and anger mixed together!! He may only weigh a few pounds, but this tiny one will let you know with intensity what he wants! And his craving for Mom’s milk is the.only.thing.that.will.do. You can rock the little guy, hold him, give him a pacifier, etc., but if Mom doesn’t get him some REAL milk ASAP, you better prepare yourself for serious meltdown.

It’s amazing to me that it’s innate for babies to know what they need. Their bodies can discern what will and will not satisfy their hunger. This is the picture Paul gives us in 1 Peter 2:2 when he tells us to “intensely crave the PURE spiritual milk of God’s Word so we can be fully nourished and strong for life.” This is a sad commentary, but there are so many Christians who are not strong for life. They are weak and live very defeated lives. They don’t know who they are IN HIM because they’re not daily drinking the PURE milk of God’s Word, which is the ONLY food that can make your spirit strong.

God’s Word is alive and full of life! (Hebrews 4:12) It’s not just a book we read to gain knowledge or fulfill some religious duty. When we read His Word, we are feasting on Jesus Himself because HE IS THE WORD MADE FLESH (John 1:1). His Word releases LIFE into us and strengthens our spirits to become mature believers. There is no other way to become strong in the Lord. Going to church, listening to worship music, and praying are all awesome and necessary for spiritual growth; but, only drinking daily of the PURE MILK of God’s Word will strengthen us and bring us to spiritual maturity so that we are equipped to live as OVERCOMERS!

I personally have never just forgotten to physically eat one day. Why? Because my body craves food and lets me know “Hey, it’s time to eat!” How much more should we intensely crave the PURE MILK of God’s Word? I encourage you today….don’t snack on lifeless things that will leave your soul hungry and weak. Drink of Jesus and His Word and you will find yourself developing spiritual strength and maturity so that you can walk through life as an OVERCOMER!

-Erin Morar 

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