Topic: Growing By The Word [Wednesday, August 23rd]
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2).
Growthis intrinsic to life; it’s a natural course of life. Everything that has life grows; it’s one of the characteristics that differentiate living things from non-living things. As a Christian, your spiritual growth and development are so important, and you can only grow by the Word. God’s Word is food for the human spirit.
The Wordtransforms your life from glory to glory when received with faith, meekness, and gladness. It’s like natural seeds that can only grow well when planted in the right environment. Similarly, if you want to grow spiritually, you must expose your spirit to the Word; you must take advantage of every possible avenue to feed on the Word. It’s one of the reasons you must be an active member of a local church, where you learn the Word of God that imparts faith and builds your spirit strong.
Watching yourself grow up to spiritual maturity can be so exciting. It evokes the kind of excitement, and even better, of watching a new-born baby grow, from crawling, to walking, and eventually running. It’s much better to see yourself develop spiritually, such that the things of this world don’t mean anything to you anymore; your choices have changed; your values have changed; things that used to offend you don’t offend you anymore. Your passion and affection are set only on the things of God. What a life!
Now you’ve learnt to take charge of your health. You know what to do when you face crises in life. That’s part of Christian growth! You come to a point in your life where it doesn’t make any difference what comes against you, because you know that you’re more than a conqueror; the greater One lives in you.
This, however, doesn’t just happen; it’s the result of feasting and feeding on the Word.
Dear Father, I thank you for putting in me a deep desire to know you through fellowship with your Word. I yield myself to be inspired, taught, educated, and trained in spiritual things, with my faith strengthened to fulfil my destiny in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY:1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan:1 Corinthians 8,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Luke 18:18-27,
1 Samuel 10