Thursday, June 30, 2011


Do you have a sweet tooth?
If you put a dish of m&m's or snickers in front of me, I just can't stop at one. I know that is suppose to be for Lay's potato chips, but it also works for chocolate!

My love for sweets, particularly chocolate, stems from a desire I had at a very young age. For as long as I can remember, I never liked the taste of milk. White milk that is. The only way, as a child, that I would drink milk is if I could sweeten it with some chocolate. I loved me some chocolate milk. Still do.

But like most good things, it wasn't long before I realized that all of that sugar and chocolate was not good for me. Too much sugar can lead to problems such as tooth decay, obesity or even diabetes. Truth is if we have too much sugar and not enough milk in our lives, we become unhealthy!

"As newborn babies, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow." 1 Peter 2:2

As I grow older, I am slowly realizing the importance of drinking more milk and eating less sweets. Milk contains important nutrients that cannot be obtained by sweet things. The vitamin D and the calcium found in milk is exactly what is needed for my bones to remain strong. If I only eat the sweet things and neglect the things that are needed to keep me healthy and strong, it will only be a matter of time before I become weak, frail and broken.

Spiritually speaking, we are the same. Just like a baby who needs milk to grow and just like how we need the nutrients from the milk to remain strong, we also need spiritual milk to keep us growing spiritually. We need to limit the sweet stuff. You know, the sweet temptations that keep us from growing in Christ.

We all need to feast on more milk, or the Word of God. It contains the nutrients that we need to grow spiritually. Without His Milk, we will become weak, frail and broken Christians.

Are you getting enough of His nutrients to be strong or are you giving in too much to your sweet tooth?

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am so thankful that God's Word contains all of the sweet flavors needed to sustain me. His Word fulfills. It satisfies. And it keeps me strong and healthy. What are you thankful for? Join your grateful heart with ours over at GRACEALONE. Iris is hosting TT this month!


LivingSoAbundantly said...

We are walking the same path! I, too, love sweets. My students always bring me chocolate as a gift, because THEY KNOW! I am slowly trying to live habits that will last my life. After reading Made to Crave, she encouraged us through so many verses and her journey. Great post!

Misty said...

Very thought provoking post, I know I need to be getting more milk and not give into my sweet tooth as much. I need more of Him!


sharon said...

I have a sweet tooth and I indulge it. I think I'm the same in my spiritual life too but these days I'm having nutrients forced upon me in the form of more responsibility at Church :)

So, thanks for sharing this gentle admonition.