Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation.
He renews my soul. He guides me along the paths of righteousness for the sake of his name.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Why do babies desire milk?
Because it satisfies their unspoken desires to be fed and nourished.
They can’t articulate what they want, they can only cry out for it.
What they want is what they need.
And they don’t have it in their own power to get what they need.
Someone else has to provide.
Someone else has to listen for their cry.
Someone else has to love them enough to keep them alive.
Such it is with us and the Lord.
The living Word.
Why do newborn babies desire milk?
Because they don’t know anything different.
Nor should they.
With the Lord, we are to always be like newborn babes.
Let the joy of our salvation always be fresh.
Let us never grow tired or weary of His presence.
He is Life itself.
His Spirit animates our bodies.
The spiritual life is the only life worth living.
Proper nutrition and regular exercise are helpful for maintaining the physical body in proper working order.
The same is true for the Body of Christ.
We each need to be learning directly from the Lord, via the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Spirit.
There’s no better way.
Sure, we have teachers who help equip us for the work of ministry, but their goal should be to send us out equipped for the task at hand.
Only drug dealers want to keep you dependent on their supply.
It’s still good to assemble together with other believers and share what the Lord has been teaching you.
Often, you will find He is speaking the same things to many of His people.
That’s how you confirm that it is God’s word.
Just like eating without exercising will make you fat, knowledge without application will puff you up with pride.
You want to stay humble.
The best way to do that is to serve others.
They’ll quickly show you how much you need the Lord to work and speak through you to get the job done.
No amount of teaching and training will prepare you like the actual doing.
It’s like comparing academic researchers to ER doctors.
Both have advanced degrees and lots of specific knowledge.
But who do you want practicing medicine on you in an emergency?
Man, I tell you, it’s so easy to change the world.
You just have to walk with God.
Listen to what He says.
And share it with those around you.
It spreads like wildfire.
God cannot be contained.
Why else is the universe expanding?
And if it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?
What’s on the other side of Creation?
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.