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. – 1 Peter 2:2

Have you ever seen photos of people who don’t have enough to eat? The signs of malnutrition are impossible to ignore. Exposed rib cages, distended bellies, lost teeth and hair—it is a sobering sight. If these people had the opportunity to eat a nutritious and balanced diet, they probably would. It is just common sense to eat what your body requires for proper function. Why, then, is it so common for people to starve themselves spiritually?

God’s Word provides the necessary nutrition for spiritual growth. Are you spending time in the Word every day so that you can get the spiritual sustenance you need? If not, your walk with God will be negatively impacted. Make sure that you are not undernourished spiritually. Feast on the Word of God.

Ask Yourself
Do you make a habit of reading the Word of God on a daily basis? What tends to get in the way of “eating” regularly?

When you aren’t spending enough time in the Word, what are usually the first signs of spiritual malnutrition?

Ask God
Dear Lord Jesus, give me a hunger for your Word. Remind me to ingest your living Word every day so that I can continue to grow in my knowledge of you. Make it obvious to me when I am not getting the spiritual nourishment I need to be the person you want me to be.

Taken from Take Your Life Back Day by Day copyright © 2016 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.