This is a guest post by a brother in Christ, Troy Farthing. I met Troy through his mom, Suzie who also has a great love and hunger for the Lord, which she shares on her podcast, One Love for Nurses. You can catch more of Troy’s writing about his walk of faith here.
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.” – I Peter 2:2
I read this and think of how God sees us as His children. I have yet to see the day of fatherhood, but I know the place of a child. We all do.
All of us, to grow, have had to experience the phase of infancy in this lifetime. Most of us do not remember this time in our lives. We also don’t remember the dependency we carried through that period of time. He knows what we need, and in what pace we can handle life. The next verse I will mention was the first in the beginning of my journey of seeking God.
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” – I Corinthians 10:13
I have realized that the Word of God is my milk. It instructs me how to follow the Holy Spirit. My nourishment through my spiritual infancy. As I grow, and begin to take note of my spiritual capabilities, the Word provides what I need to continue my growth.
Throughout my life, like a good parent, God has fed me while He fathers me. We truly need Him to put the bottle to our mouths sometimes. When we need the Word of God the most, it is right there for us to reach out and drink. Even well into the latter years of our life, He continues to feed us through our daily experiences, not just in church or sunday school.
For me, the Word of God comes through applying it day-to-day. One hundred percent of the time, there is a solution to my problems in the Holy Bible. That plays an important part in why I read it. The Word of God is our instruction manual.