How do we receive the spiritual nourishment we need from the Lord? It’s so simple: we just have to have the faith of a little baby!
When a baby is crying to be fed, he knows his mother wouldn’t think of refusing him! God put it in that baby to know that if he calls, she will answer. He expects the answer and he gets it!–And if we, as children of our Heavenly Father, ask for milk, He’s surely not going to give us a serpent or something else! (Luk.11:10-13).
And what is it that brings the milk out of the mother’s breast? When the baby sucks, he creates a vacuum inside his mouth which pulls the milk out. Prayer is creating a vacuum like that inside our hearts: “Lord, here is this empty space!–You fill it!”
When the baby is very tiny, his mother has to bring the nourishment to him and show him where it is. But as he gets older, he automatically knows where to find the milk and he can reach out for it himself.–And likewise, the more we practice receiving nourishment from God, the better we know where to find it! And as long as we keep sucking, we’ll get more because God has unlimited capacity to give!