Goodseed Daily Devotional 12th February 2024
TOPIC: LIFE IN THE WORD
As new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word, that ye may grow thereby.
It has been established that the destiny of a Child of God depends on the Word of God. That is why when a Child of God is starved of the word, both his life and destiny are at risk.
Let me give you an example: In medicine, there is a condition called Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM). This condition is seen when a new born baby or child is not well-fed with adequate nutrients, especially proteins, leading to the child getting mal-nourished and becoming sick. As a result, the child becomes susceptible to infirmities, and infections, totally unable to fight infections. The affected child would have terrible symptoms on his body. His hair will become fluffy like chicken feathers; he would also have bloated tummy because of the degeneration of the liver. The child’s skin will begin to peel, a condition called “flaky paint Dermatosis”. This is because he is not well fed with protein.
In the same way, what happens to a Child of God who is starved of the Word can be likened to the condition of a child that lacks protein as described above. As the destiny of a child hangs on his feeding, the destiny of a child of God also hangs on Spiritual feeding on the Word of God. To put this in another way, as nutrition determines the physical destiny of a child, the revitalization of the Word of God determines the Spiritual destiny of a Christian.
Job esteemed the Word of God more than his necessary food (Job 23:12). This means, the word of God is more important to a Child of God than his necessary physical food. This also implies that the Word of God will do far more for a Child of God than physical food will do. make up your mind to treasure the Word of God like Job did.
Prioritize the ministry of the Word in your life. Make up your mind to study the Word and apply it to your life’s situations always.
Lord, I receive fresh grace to develop appetite for Your Word. I receive the discipline to engage Your Word, in Jesus’ Name.
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