Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tips For Triumphant Living -- Crave the Lord

This morning while reading 1 Peter 2:2-3 I was reminded of a time when I was a newborn babe. The scripture says, "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.

In those early days of my salvation, I craved more and more of the Lord. I wanted everything He had for me. I remember staying up until the wee hours of the morning reading scriptures over the phone with my dear friend, Kathy who had helped lead me to Christ. We exalted His name as we read, discovering treasure in the truth of God's Word. We'd had a taste of God's goodness and we wanted more.

How long has it been since you felt like that? Has going to church become a ritual or maybe you don't go at all. Has His Word become stale? Or do you read it at all? Is your prayer time distracted, or maybe you don't pray at all. And you wonder how it is that you've wandered so far from the joy of Christ. Go to the heart of Christ--there lies our nourishment.

I've lived in dry places, wondering where my Lord had gone. The truth is, He hadn't moved. It was me who had walked away from Him.

As I visualize a new born babe he has two great needs--the comfort of his mother's arms and the nourishment she can provide. There is nothing else in his world to distract him from his passion. This is who God tells us to be.

As we mature as Christians, too often that longing fades and our urgent desire for the things of God is lost.

If we crave Him above all else we will live in the middle of his will--resting in His arms and seeking Him only.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Sheila, you are so welcome.

    I never know what will go down on the page from week to week. I pray that I hear God's voice,know His will in my spirt, and I share what I hear.

    I pray that what I write honors him and is a comfort or maybe a conviction to readers.

    Many blessiings.

  2. Again, this is timely. I fear my prayers have definitely been distracted and the listening part...well, let's just say it's been a one-sided conversation with me doing all the talking. You've inspired me to attack both prayer and scripture reading with more zeal! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

  3. Praising the Lord, Kav. I pray your vigor will refresh your life and your love of the Lord. I know He is smiling and can't wait to spend more time with you.

    Many, many blessing to you.

  4. I have to admit, I've not been craving scripture lately, but I have been craving prayer time. Not sure what that means, but it's interesting. Maybe we go through phases where one dominates the other... I don't know:)
    Thanks for the post, Bonnie!!!

  5. Kristen. It's all good. God loves it when you pray. And after all, it's all about Him, right?