Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DAILY DEVO...what's for dinner...milk or meat?

It is fun watching my grandchildren learn new things. Seems like just yesterday the 3 oldest ones were just like the 2 new babies.

As I watched my older grandson try to feed himself with a spoon the other day, I couldn't help notice that he didn't quite have the technique down. He spilled and by the time the spoon got to his mouth, he had lost half the food on the way.

On the other side of the room was his baby brother. Only 2 months old, his only battle with food was getting enough milk through his bottle fast enough.

As children grow, so do their appetites and that's the way it's suppose to be. How strange would it be if teens and adults in this world still walked around sucking on bottles?

God wants His children to grow, He doesn't want us to remain babies. He wants us to move beyond the infant stages of milk and grow into the maturity of chewing on the meat of His Word.
It is no secret that in all aspects of life, we need to grow. Anything less would be unhealthy. But for Christians, growing just to grow is not what God intends for us. God expects us to grow so we can live a more Christ-like life.

Where you find yourself on the food chain is merely a matter of maturity, spiritual maturity that is...
"I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready." -Paul to infant Believers (1 Corinthians 3:2)

Like my grandsons; one of us can handle solid foods, while the other is not ready. In any given teaching, preaching or Scripture reading, you will find both "milk" and "meat". As a new Believer, you will be satisfied on the bottle but as you grow, the milk should no longer satisfy you. You will want more. You will look for more. You will grow more.

Today, God is sending out a dinner invitation: Christ is the dinner host and you are the guest. What will you be served...the milk or the meat?