Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
What joy and blessing it is to know that God is your Father, and you are His child! Unfortunately, not all people born into this world are children of God. The Word of God teaches that only those who have accepted God into their hearts become His children.
In the Gospel of John it is written that Christ came to His own, but they did not receive Him. “Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, children born not of natural descent, nor of human or a husband’s will, but born of God” (John 1: 11-13).
Dear reader, Have you been born of God? It is so important! After all, Jesus Himself said, “No one can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3). “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit” (Jn. 3:6). Let me ask you another important question. Are you growing spiritually? Birth is only the beginning. If a child does not grow or develop normally, this worries the parents. In Hebrews the apostle expresses concern over the state of the believers with these words: “In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s Word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!” (Hebrews. 5:12).
How then do we grow spiritually? Let us heed to the council of Apostle Peter: “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (I Peter 2: 2). Peter is describing a picture of a newborn baby who cries without milk. It is not hard to imagine how impatient and decisive a hungry baby is when his mother breastfeeds him. Regular meals allow babies to grow quickly and gain weight.
Thanks to the pure spiritual milk we grow spiritually. The ultimate goal of spiritual growth is to become in the image of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May God help us all having loved His Word to grow and attain the “whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13).
Pastor Yuri Georgiev