Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Developing Desire

Remember the feeling you had when you first obeyed the Gospel? You were "on fire" for God! You felt as if nothing could stop you and all you wanted to do was serve God and learn more about His word. Has your flame "died down" since then? Has your desire to learn more about God lessened?

What can we do to develop our desire again? Here's a few suggestions;

1) Remember your life source. (1 Peter 2:1) If we don't crave the word - then we've forgotten. Remember how spiritually blessed you are - Heb. 12:5 - God's word is JUST as powerful today as it was when we first obeyed.

2) Eliminate sin from your life. When you're filthy, you take off your dirty clothes and put clean ones on - do that with the sin in your life. Sin will keep you from the bible but the BIBLE will keep you from sin!

3) Admit your need. (1 Peter 2:2) When a newborn baby cries, it is longing for milk - they KNOW they need it. We should long for the word because we KNOW we need it.

4) Lastly, we have to PURSUE our growth. We cannot become spiritually malnourished. Remember was Paul said in 1 Timothy? - " ... you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following."
We need to constantly be nourished on the words of faith.

Are you content spiritually? We should never be... We should always be trying to build up our desire.

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