Monday, April 15, 2013

A Thought for Monday 4/15/13

“Laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”  1 Peter 2:1-3

Because life can be overwhelming, it can be hard to remember the last time we “tasted that the Lord is gracious”!  If ever, because it seemed so long ago!!  It is important, however, to remember that it is not the Lord who turns away; it is us.  The Lord alone is the Constant One!  When we neglect the means of grace (worship, Scripture study, prayer, fasting, fellowship of the Church, etc.) necessary for continued spiritual growth and nourishment of the soul, as is so easy to do, it can be easy to forget those sacred moments we have experienced in the past.  Knowing how easy it is to neglect those things we do not “have” to do, it is all the more important that we set aside quiet, alone time each day to spend exclusively with our Lord.  These quiet moments are not, as unbelievers might suggest, attempts to convince ourselves of something that is not true.  Rather these quiet moments keep us properly oriented to the One who promised to redeem us (and did), the One who shepherds us daily (and does), the One who will save us in the Last Days (and will!).

We must never lose hope to the point that we lose our “desire for the pure milk of the [Eternal] word”! 


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