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Like A Baby

Day 200
Verse of the day

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,

1 Peter 2:2

Breastmilk provides the ideal nutrition for infants. It has a nearly perfect mix of everything your baby needs to GROW. Besides being provided in a form that is more easily digested than infant formula, breastmilk is also instrumental in warding off bacteria and viruses.

The essence of milk in a newborn can’t be overstated, hence mothers are usually rightly advised to breastfeed except in detrimental conditions. It is to help the child GROW. The essence is GROWTH. A stagnant person would eventually regress. Babies desire milk for their growth and are unrelenting in shirt tugging until their mothers feed them. It is with this same desperation that we should seek the word of God – like our lives depend on it because they do.

It is one thing to be fed and it is another to be fed right. Timing is a crucial necessity in feeding. Like a baby would need his or her food at the right time and would need to be well fed to avoid starvation; in the same vein, we must stay fed with the unadulterated pure Gospel of Christ. It is also not enough to be fed, we can’t afford to go on a ‘fast’ with the word of God because you simply can’t get enough of it. It can’t run into an overdose and the moment you lack the hunger for the word of God, it should send pangs into your spirit.

To continually grow in Christ, we must remain attached to Him like babies are to their mothers. The beauty of this analogy between babies and us is the fact that it is a mirror image of what it should be. This is what God designed for us – constant fellowship, love, togetherness, a baby to daddy relationship.

Babies are sincere. They are recklessly attached to their parents, not wanting another. Even as we grow through our 20s, 30s…70s, it is important to remain as humble as a baby. Remain attached to Daddy. 

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Today’s Confession

Dear Lord, like a baby, keep me hungry for you. 

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