Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Closer Walk with Thee

I've spent a lot of time this week reflecting. Reflecting on my faith, where I'm failing in my walk with Christ, and spending time in His word. I wanted to share with you what He has really shown me this week.

Consider this your warning if the topic of breastfeeding is still taboo to you and makes you squirm in your chair. I'm going to talk about it because it relates.

1 Peter 2:2 

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—
I've read this verse a lot. But this week I did more than read it. I began to understand it. God gave me a better understanding of this verse through my relationship with my own daughter. 

Cate gets pumped bottles while I'm at work, but other than that, she is completely breastfed. And she LOVES her momma. When she wants me, you better make it quick because she will get fired up very quickly.

So as I read this verse, I thought about Cate. I thought about her desire to nurse. But she doesn't just nurse for nutrition. She nurses for comfort, she nurses to sleep, and she nurses because she enjoys it. When something is wrong in her world, she wants me. When everything is right in her world, she still wants momma. She desires to be with me.

As I compared that to my spiritual walk, my toes got a little, well actually a lot, sore. 

Do I run to Him for comfort and peace? Do I run to Him for spiritual nutrition? Do I run to Him in the bad times? Do I run to Him in the good times? Do I long to be close to Him?

If I longed for Christ with the passion and determination that Cate has for me, I would never set my Bible down. I would pray without ceasing as the Bible instructs. Because Cate wants to hang on me all day. She just wants to be close to me.

I should have that same desire for Him. I should seek to be closer to Him with that same determination because I NEED Him like she needs me. She cannot thrive without me and I cannot thrive without Him.   

Now, every time she cries for me, it is a reminder to me of how I should be pursuing Him. Every day. All day. Constantly and consistently. 


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