Good morning Church family,
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,” 1 Peter 2:2 NIV
This morning I was reading an interesting chapter in a book by Tozer called Living as a Christian and in it he had an illustration that caught my eye. He spoke about the process of washing your hands. Such a pertinent example in the times we are facing so it got me interested. Let me see if I can explain it….faith is like the process of washing your hands because you need to do something… rub your hands together but unless you have soap and water (God and his Word) you will never be clean, you would just be rubbing the dirt further into your hands. Tozer believes unless we spend time in the word on a regular basis, our faiths will struggle and we will not mature spiritually in a way God intends us too. And like the hand washing process, we need both the soap and the water. Tozer say when we read scripture we should read all of it; those wonderful uplifting verses (water) and also those hard to hear ones because they trigger in us a response that says you need to work on that with God (soap). Water without soap and soap without water just doesn’t work.
It is amazing to know what has been achieved in New Zealand as a result of the efforts we have all taken to protect ourselves from Covid 19. We have had to confront the way we live head on and make some changes, difficult ones, and it has brought life and minimised harm. How much more so could we impact our world by protecting our faiths and the health of the Church by the simple act of reading our Bible daily.