Making Room for More of God



In my last post, I invited you to join me in an online community (She Reads Truth) that is reading through 1 Peter, and mentioned that I would be posting my thoughts primarily on the Facebook Fan Page I have set up for Feeding a Hungry Soul.  

HOWEVER....

As I was reading the scripture for today, (1 Peter 2: 1-3) I naturally got very excited.  Verses 2-3 are the foundation scriptures for why I was inspired to begin writing in the first place (if you missed that story....click here!)  



Today though, I was impressed with verse 1 leading into 2-3. It says 
"rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind."

My thoughts turned to a conversation I'd had with my daughter the day before as she shared that her baby preferred nursing still over solid food. There are some things he will eat, but most things she said he turns his head away from and even throws them if really not interested. He is healthy and definitely growing BIG...so obviously he is getting the nutrition he needs. 

I couldn't help but think about how this is a great picture 
of what we are called to do as believers.
NOT ONLY ARE WE TO CRAVE PURE SPIRITUAL MILK, 
AS I AM SO FOND OF WRITING ABOUT, 
BUT WE ARE TO RID OURSELVES OF ALL THAT IS NOT PURE SPIRITUAL MILK. 

Am I like my little grandson? Do I turn my head with great force and intentional disdain from all that this world wants to entice me to eat? Do I 'rid myself of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind' with the same demonstrative nature that my grandson throws his food?

I'll be meditating on this thought today and asking God to show me what I need to RID myself of. Not just be aware of it but actually RID MYSELF OF IT! 

I know that this is all because God wants me to make room for More of Him!!



Prayer:
Lord God, I am humbled by Your word today as much as I am blessed by the knowledge that You prepare meals for me daily to strengthen my walk with You. Thank You for making me mindful of the things You still desire for me to be rid of. Thank You that the purging process gives me room for more of Your pure spiritual milk. Thank You for this deep love You have for me.I come before You in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  

Our recipe today is for Spiritual Growth
The ingredients are from 1 Peter 2:1
The directions are to ask God to show us what we need to be 'rid' of so we can repent and receive more of His pure spiritual milk.  


{CLICK HERE for a printable version of today's recipe for the soul.  Make notes on it of how God is speaking to you today, and carry it with you to feed your soul as needed.}

Other conversations held at His table that may feed your soul today...
Dancing with God
Let God Show You Your Whole Heart
A Long Term Birthright is More Valuable than a Short Term Satisfaction

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God Bless and Keep You,
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