October 18, 2020
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 1 Corinthians 3:2
When I was growing up, I loved Lunchables—they were a special treat we would get every once in a while, and they were absolutely delicious! They provided an easy way to get me and my brothers to eat lunch when my parents wanted to do something quick without worrying about preparing anything. I still buy them from time to time, but I’ve noticed that they simply aren’t filling enough to be a whole lunch now because, obviously, they’re made for kids. As an adult, I need a full meal; as a child I needed only what now constitutes a snack.
It’s important to remember this idea for our faith as we grow: we need to not settle for a “minimum amount” of spiritual growth, or a “minimum amount” of time with God. As we grow closer to God, we naturally want to spend more time with Him. 1 Corinthians 3:2 reminds us that while we need to start with a lighter “spiritual meal,” as we grow, that milk (or Lunchable) just won’t do the trick. When we spend more time and effort preparing a meal, it’s more filling and much better for us. We need to take the same mindset into how we pray, stay in the Word, and spread the Gospel. We need to realize at some point that our Lunchable approach to faith simply doesn’t cut it anymore.
I pray that we all remember to fill our days with God rather than thinking of him for only a moment or two, then moving on. I ask God to fill our days with reminders of Him, and pray that we share those God sightings with those around us. Finally, I pray that we find our spiritual nourishment, and that we appreciate the depth and preparation we put into our day to put God first.