As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (1 Peter 2:2-3)

Newborn babies are totally dependent on their caregivers. I have a strong affection for newborns and thank God for allowing me to be a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Speaking from experience, I have witnessed the newborn’s desire for milk. They make their desire, (and their need for milk) well known. Babies wiggle, squirm, whimper and cry. God placed the innate desire for milk within babes. Newborns grow in weight and stature as they intake sufficient milk.

Apostle Peter used the analogy of milk as life giving scripture.  As an adult, I don’t crave cow’s milk but I do have a desire for many other things. I make those needs known to my husband and to my heavenly Father. Like a newborn, I’m not always patient. Fortunately I have an understanding husband and all knowing Father. As important as these personal desires are to me, they pale in significance to my spiritual needs, nourishment found in the milk of God’s holy word. 

The Bible spurs spiritual growth; through reading, study and meditation I will mature in the faith. 

LORD, increase my desire for your word. I have tasted of Your grace want to know You and the power of Your resurrection. In Jesus name. Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.