The Bible says, “Like newborn babies [you should] long for the pure milk of the Word, so that by it you may be NURTURED and GROW in respect to salvation [its ultimate fulfilment].” Read 1 Peter 2:2 (AMP). So one very good way to stay constantly nourished is by having the DESIRE to be nourished. Everything we intend on doing or executing requires desire, else there would be the dragging of feet.
I am aware there are different kinds of desires and appetite, and I believe that is important to have, however, the most crucial surely has to be a desire for God’s Word – it is what sustains you, and nothing else will do. Watch this, every other desire ought to be submitted under the Lordship of Christ. In other words, His desire will shape every other desire we have; and without His desire, there is no desire at all, Selah.
So what does Desire mean? It means to long after, have a great and earnest desire. Now the verse also tells us what to earnestly desire or long after; “the pure milk of the Word.” Hence the Bible tells us, “In the beginning was the Word…” Read John 10:10 (KJV). And the same Bible says, “ But seek ye first the Kingdom of God…” Read Matthew 6:33 (KJV).
So here is a question for you, what is most desirable to you? Does it have all to do about God or other things are contending for your time? One of my most cherished Bible verse is “One thing have I DESIRED of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Read Psalm 27:4 (KJV). This scripture helps me long for fellowship with the Lord and His Word, in other words, having something to live for.
Lord Jesus, thank You that Your desires drive my desires. Any desire that will cause me to drift from your instruction or ways; I ask my eyes are enlightened to see and take the necessary steps to get back on track in Jesus Name.
“Today, worry LESS about appearances & MORE about your walk with God.” Charis Bible College. This is spot on, don’t you think? ‘It is not how you look on the outside, but how good you look on the inside.’ Ricky Agba
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