1 Peter 2:1-3 (New International Version)
1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
In 1978, Steve Bartkowski, quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, was beginning his fourth season in the National Football League. He remembers after one difficult preseason game: "I told myself "This is it - I have tried as hard as I can in every game and things still continue to get worse. There is nothing else I can do. There is no more ability left in me".
Alone in my room, I recalled that a man once told me how to become a Christian. I bowed my head and repeated a simple prayer. I asked God to put HIS plan to work in my life. I asked Christ to come into my life and take over as Number One. Although, I wasn't sure at that moment what had happened, the one thing I was sure of was the terrific sense of peace that came over me as I prayed. A huge burden had been lifted. I knew I had had an encounter with the living Lord, even though I was not sure how to explain it to anyone."
Steve describes his new attitude toward the Bible: "For years the Bible was a dead book to me ... like grits without salt. But after I gave my life to Jesus Christ, it became alive. I saw that the Bible was God's way of talking to me."
We need to crave our daily intake of the Bible just as we daily crave food. Today in prayer, ask the Lord to give you a hunger for His Word and spend some extra time today reading your Bible.
Dear Lord we pray that we pray that the we would have a real hunger for Your word the Bible. In Jesus’ name, Amen.