Many people believe the misconception that they can maintain spiritual balance while separating themselves from God’s people. And then there are those who have been taught that they can fast and pray, vehemently, for their petitions to be accepted by God. But, how many people follow through on what God reveals as his plan for them?
In the moment you learn that Metro transit has delays or you just got word that the requirements for your job are changing, are you able to identify God’s work. Unless you have allowed God’s word to penetrate the depths of your soul and clean out the mucky residue of sin, your answer is probably no.
Like newborn babies most of us can only see what’s in front of our face. Infantile in our approach to the world, we rarely comprehend abstractions placed in our path throughout the gauntlet of life. But, how can you receive insider information –be aware of the journey charted for you– if you aren’t hooked to the main line, anchored to God’s buoy.
Reading your bible is the best way to intimately understand God and His expectations. I Peter 2:1-2 states, “Therefore rid thyself of malice, deceit. hypocrisy envy and slander of any kind.” Like newborn babies, crave spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” Aside from the human body’s congenital need to get bigger, there is no maturation without acquiring knowledge. Similar to early childhood we should attune our senses to that which is most fulfilling and sustainable so that we may grow into His image.
In Hebrews 5:13-14 early Christians write, “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Disciples of Christ must read their Bible constantly with the diligence and conviction of warriors training for battle, eager to be molded into new creatures, better, more advanced versions.
Saints, God desires for us to have a relationship with him, forever and ever. Our thirst for truthful knowledge can only be quenched by His word, a renewable source overflowing with infinite opportunities to become acquainted with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.