Saturday’s Prayer: From milk to meat.
11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. 12 In fact, though by this time you ought 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! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:11-14
Lord God, it’s so easy to sit back and be content with where I am in my walk of faith. It’s so easy to settle into complacency. It’s so easy to not work at growing up into you, the head. It’s so easy to not sink my roots down deeper into you and your Word so that I might have solid grounding for my faith and life. O Lord, I see what happens to my physical body if I’m not actively strengthening it. Without constant work, I easily and quickly lose ground. If I’m not gaining or working to, at least, maintain my muscles atrophy and shrink away. The same is true for my faith. O Lord, help me to get back to the gym of your Word, where you daily exercise my faith and my soul with words for my rebuke and my correction, where you daily restore my strength with the promises of your Word. I need the good stuff, Lord. Make me eager and zealous to go further up and further in to your Word that I might know you and believe in you, and grow stronger in my faith ever day. Amen.