By Pastor Pat Giraldin | February 21, 2018
Newborn babies need nourishment, but they have not developed any skills to “eat” yet. As newborns, they only have a natural suckling response to things put into their mouth, and when it is nutritional formula or breast milk, they will suckle until they are full. It is amazing that in our design is this natural response that enables us as infants to meet this need. This inborn natural response enables us to survive and grow, that is until we are big enough to choose what tastes good, and then we fight for what tastes best! Ever consider that we act the same the same way with our faith?
We start our faith lives not knowing anything, like a helpless infant, and we desire/crave more. Then we discover taste: some Scriptures are easier to swallow than others. So we begin to “chew” on that which we like the best, or that is given to us by others, and we think we are full. But when all we digest is that which we like best, we can become most full of us. Are you picking up what I am putting down here?
When it comes to our faith, we need to just go back to the basics. Like when our bodies are sick, and we have to get our basic needs met through intravenous means or special diets: taste is not up for discussion, your health is. So it is with our faith. When we are unhealthy in any way, it is best to get back to the basics: His Word. Not looking for what tastes best, but more about taking it in until you are truly nourished back to health. Get it?!
“Like newborn infants, desire the pure milk of the word, so that you may grow up into your salvation,” 1 Peter 2:2 CSB
In His grip,