Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Warning Against Falling Away...............

Recently Cross did one of the cutest things ever and it made me think of an analogy with us following Jesus so I just had to share it with you guys. I was carrying Cross on my hip, something that doesn’t happen all that often because he is very heavy and I am 5’2” so this was a melt down approaching treat. I was fixing him a sippy cup of milk which seems to make things all better and fills the belly before a good nap. Well, I took the lid off of the cup and he reached for it and I gave it to him, something I could actually say yes to was nice for a change. He was so thrilled and immediately put it to his mouth and began sucking like crazy trying to get some of the milk. I laughed and said, hold on sweetie, the cup isn’t connected to the milk. What a spiritual truth that statement holds, how many times are our cups not even connected with the milk, yet we are sucking them dry trying to get what we need for life.

Hebrews 5:11-14 says:

Warning Against Falling Away
“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you out to be teachers; you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk being still an infant is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature who by CONSTANT USE have trained themselves to distinguish good and evil.”

Wow, kind of a strong scripture, but for me personally, sometimes half the battle is just connecting myself to the milk of God’s Word. I am sucking on the lid, wanting this whole Jesus thing to work, wanting patience, peace, kindness, and victory, yet I am not even connected to the milk of the Word to get it. Are you connected today? Are you going through the motions of a quite time or are you by CONSTANT USE training yourself to distinguish good and evil thus warring against falling away? If not, let’s make the only New Year’s Resolution that makes a hill of beans, let’s get into the Word so that after 2009 we will be ready for solid foods! Let’s don’t be like poor little Cross and be sucking the life out of a lid that has nothing to offer. Let’s connect that need with the milk of the Word so that everything will be as okay as this world can offer and maybe our bellies will even be full enough for a good nap.

Just thought the little guy offers some good life lessons! Love you all lots and commit with me, let’s connect with the milk so we can move to the meat!