We live in a day when there are more diets plans available than ever. It seems you can’t scroll Facebook without seeing an ad for some special meal, pill, or exercise equipment that is guaranteed to help you get into the best shape of your life.

1 Timothy 4:7-8
…Train yourself to be godly. Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.

One of the keys to getting physically in shape has much to do with your diet. You can spend all kinds of time on a treadmill or doing hundreds of crunches to obtain those washboard abs. However, if your diet is a mess, it’s all worthless.

1 Peter 2:2 tells us something significant about a healthy spiritual diet. When Peter said, “Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) pure spiritual milk…”

How do we develop a craving for spiritual things?

Human beings were created as creatures of habit, and studies have determined that in most humans a habit is established in just 21 days. In other words, if you eat a chocolate bar every day for 21 days, on the 22nd day you would crave a chocolate bar. People develop habits whether consciously or unconsciously. We have real cravings.

This information can go to work for you when it comes to your spiritual life and diet. For example, if you can discipline yourself to get up a half hour earlier for 21 days and use that extra time to read the Bible, on the 22nd day, you will crave the Word of God. In fact, you’ll crave it so much that you’ll wonder if you can make it through the day without it. Imagine how it would be to be addicted to the Word of God!

God’s Word will change your thinking and change outlook.

It will take your life from defeat to victory and move you out of failure into success. It’s the Word of God that will acquaint you with the Father in an intimate way, expose the enemy’s tactics and methods. It’s the Word that will reveal all of your assets in Christ and give guidance to light your path. What’s wrong with craving God’s Word? Nothing! If this time in the Word is not yet a habit for you commit to devoting just 30 minutes for 21 days and see how you grow.

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