1. feeding on the word—daily nutrition
A healthy baby has a healthy appetite. if you have truly been “born” of the spirit of god, you will have a healthy appetite. the bible says, "as new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby" (1 peter 2:2). feed yourself every day without fail. job said, "i have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food" (job 23:12). the more you eat, the quicker you will grow, and the less bruising you will have. speed up the process, and save yourself some pain—vow to read god's word every day, without fail. say to yourself, "no bible, no breakfast. no read, no feed." be like job, put your bible before your belly. if you do that, god promises that you will be like a fruitful, strong and healthy tree (see psalm 1). each day, find somewhere quiet, and thoroughly soak your soul in the word of god.
There may be times when you read through its pages with great enthusiasm, and there may be other times when it seems dry and even boring. but food profits your body whether you enjoy it or not. as a child, you no doubt ate desserts with great enthusiasm. perhaps vegetables weren't so exciting. if you were a normal child, you probably had to be encouraged to eat them at first. then, as you matured in life you were taught to discipline yourself to eat vegetables, because they would benefit you even though they may not at the time have seemed wet to your palate.
Important principles that can save a great deal of pain
Author: ray comfort of living waters publications. from the booklet save yourself some pain. edited by Films for Christ. Web page copyright © 2001, living waters publications, All Rights Reserved—except as noted on attached “Usage and Copyright” page.