Jul 16 2015 The Bible Causes Growth
A couple Punky and I love and adore, and who I also had the privilege of marrying, recently had a baby. Their little boy is precious and I am glad his parents know and love the Lord. This new life will grow a lot over the upcoming years as he progresses from an infant to a toddler to a young boy to a young man and finally into a man. There will be a lot of people pouring into him and loving on him so he can grown into the man God wants him to be and designed him to be.
This journey from infant to man must also include the Bible, which is our “bottle” for Spiritual nourishment. Without food we cannot grow just as without scripture our faith cannot grow. For what food is to the body, the Word should be to your soul.
“Sanctify them by truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
It is also important for us to have a regular diet of Scripture. Our friend’s new baby must eat every three hours in order to maintain the nutrients necessary to grow, so don’t you think the same applies to our diet of Scripture? What would happen if our friends skipped one of the baby’s feeding? He would get mad, angry, fussy and cry a lot. How do you behave when you miss out on your daily time with God?
If we want to grow, we must spend time in the Word and there is no substitute for the Word. Devotionals, blogs, etc are great, but you MUST be in the Word. For through reading the words of our Lord, we get to know Him. And there is no relationship you can find that will be more life-giving than a personal relationship with the Father, who created you and knew you before He knitted you together in your mother’s womb (Jeremiah 1:5).
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