1 Peter 2:2 - How to Stay Hungry for God.

1 Peter 2:2 (NLT) You must crave pure 
spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full 
experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment. 

1 Peter 2:2 (CWB) Feed on the word of God as 
newborn babies feed on milk so you can grow 
spiritually strong.  


   Are you hungry for God?
   It is possible to maintain a spiritual 
hunger for God for the rest of your life. Here are 
five ways to sustain a spiritual appetite. 
   1.	Remind yourself how much God loves you.
   The more you understand how much God 
loves you, the more youre going to love him. 
The Bible says in Ephesians 3:18-19, May you 
have the power to understand  how wide, how 
long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you 
experience the love of Christ, though it is too great 
to understand fully. Then you will be made 
complete with all the fullness of life and power that 
comes from God (NLT). 
   2.	Stop filling up on junk food.
   You are a spiritual being with a 
God-shaped hole in your heart that only God can fill. 
When you try to fill it with salary, status, 
success, passion, possessions, power, prestige, or 
anything other than God, its not going to be 
   Proverbs 15:14 says, A wise person is 
hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on 
trash (NLT). 
   3.	Make knowing God your number one goal.
   Happiness is a byproduct of knowing God. 
Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, Seek first Gods 
kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other 
needs will be met as well (NCV). 
   4.	Get into Gods Word every day.
   The Bible is food for your soul. Eating 
just one meal a week wont keep your body 
healthy. In the same way, you need to feed on Gods 
Word every day. 
   You must crave pure spiritual milk so 
that you will grow into a full experience of 
salvation. Cry out for this nourishment (1 Peter 2:2 
   5.	Appetite is influenced by association.
   If you hang out with people who only care 
about politics, thats what youre going to 
care about. If you hang out with people who only 
care about sports, thats what youre going 
to care about. 
   Join a small group for support, because 
whatever you talk about when youre with others is 
what youre going to be hungry for. Proverbs 
2:20 says, Join the company of good men and 
women, and stay on the paths of the righteous 
(The Message/NLT). [Daily Devotional by Rick 
Warren: https://pastorrick.com/devotional/] 


The unrestrained hunger of a healthy baby 
provides an example of the kind of eager desire for 
spiritual food that ought to mark the believer. [NIV 

There are many hundreds of thousands of 
books in the Library of Congress in Washington, 
D.C.  Books on countless subjects, by countless 
people over hundreds of years.  Some of those 
writings have been the seed bed for philosophies, 
political parties, religious movements and more. The 
writers have come and gone; most are no longer 
remembered.  God's Word is remembered because it IS His 
Word, and it WORKS.  The sad thing is, many of us 
don't pay any more attention to God's Word than to 
any other book. In the Bible are the tools to 
enable every believer to lead a victorious life.  
But day after day, the Bible sits unopened.  We 
must take that Word, read it, think about it and 
so devour it that it feeds us. Memorize it! 
That Word transforms our thoughts and actions.  
Christian, take it today and feed on it and put it in 
your heart, that you might not sin against 
Almighty God, and partake of the victorious life!  
[In His Time; Walk With Wisdom] 

The Word of God is a constant and continuing 
source of joy for the Christian.  I don't think 
I've ever met a joyless Christian who was 
regularly employed in searching the Scriptures.  The 
result of such searching is to see beyond the words 
of the One who inspired them.  Of all the 
habits the Christian can cultivate, this is one of 
the most blessed and profitable.  Some books are 
exhausting and exhaustible.  The Bible is the only Book 
that rewards the student with increasing insight 
as he allows the Word of God to flow through 
and cleanse him.  Indeed, it is the only Book 
that can cleanse and purify the life of its 
reader.  Other books can inform, but only the 
Scripture can transform, infill, and inspire.  [Al 
Bryant; Time with God devotional SB] 

One characteristic all children share is 
that they want to grow up--to be like big brother 
or sister or like their parents. When we are 
born again, we become spiritual newborn babies. 
If we are healthy, we will yearn to grow. How 
sad it is that some people never grow up. The 
need for milk is a natural instinct for a baby, 
and it signals the desire for nourishment that 
will lead to growth. Once we see our need for 
God's Word and begin to find nourishment in 
Christ, our spiritual appetite will increase, and we 
will start to mature. How strong is your desire 
for God's Word? [Life Application SB] 


If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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