1 Peter 2:2-3 Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.
That’s my GrandBaby Girl, Zoë … I recently had the blessed opportunity to visit with her and my daughter while my son-in-law was out of town for military duty. Since my daughter actively pumps breast milk and stores it, I am able to feed Zoë whenever mama is occupied doing other stuff.
Zoë is now at the age of being able to fully “utilize her lung capacity.” Since she cannot yet talk, all her communication is conveyed through crying or plain ol’ yelping ~~ mamas can relate!
When she is hungry, that meal had better be ready to go or she gets on her rampage in a major storm of “where is it?!” hollering. Adults call it: hangry. So the best thing to do is have it readily accessible and all goes relatively well from there.
Satisfaction leads to Peace.
Girlfriend, I know you’ve experienced moments of, “I gotta have it now,” (whatever the craving was … sweet, salty, ice cream, coffee …) even if it was just a taste. It seems that when I experience those moments, nothing can satisfy the craving but that actual “it.” My body convinces my brain that it’s a necessity for survival, and I’ll go out of my way to quench that thirst or fulfill that desire. Funny, I won’t even think I’m exerting a tremendous amount of energy ~~ at the time.
But as I reflect on how important I deem the “need,” the urgency strikes the note that at all costs, send this “need” to the top of my priority list!
With that same energy, do we crave the spiritual milk that God says we need? Do we cry out demanding to have our souls satisfied with the Word of The Lord ~~ as though our very existence depends upon it?
After God showed me this tiny moment, through my tiny Zoë, I could not help but humble my spirit and realign my thoughts.
And my spiritual dietary habits.
I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend!