Thursday, May 17th


Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation. - 1 Peter 2:2

Dear Jesus, I naturally crave many things, like recreation, financial stability, praise, money, a nice car, and a nice home. I naturally desire to be right or at least to be thought to be right. I naturally desire the affection of others. But I do not naturally seek the pure spiritual milk of your word. Even though I have tasted how wonderful it is to get pure truth, I often grow bored with it.  it is hard to admit.  I have noticed that when I neglect your word I often regress in my attitude.  I get grumpy and petty.  My soul seems like it is bogged down in fog.  But your moral truth burns off the fog of my generation's confusion about right and wrong. Your grace washes away the gooey guilt of self-righteousness. Once I get back into the word I feel so much better.  Oh Jesus, make me hungry for your word so that I grow up in my salvation without interruption.  Amen

The word of God is spiritual health food.  A steady diet makes us strong and resilient when life comes at us fast.

Additional Readings: Psalm 119, John 8:31-32, Colossians 3:12-17, Hebrews 4:12-13