The next possible diagnosis one may receive from a spiritual checkup is being a baby Christian. This is someone who has accepted Jesus as their Savior but has not grown spiritually yet due to a lack of consistently eating God’s Word.
Baby Christians are dull of hearing, immature spiritually, need someone to minister to them, and are not able to minister to others yet. Because there is no spiritual growth, they are unable to stand on their own and must be carried spiritually.
All new Christians are baby Christians but it can also be those who has been saved for a time—1, 2 years, or longer but have not grown spiritually. The Bible says in Hebrews 5:12, “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.” One of Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray. Baby Christians, too, must be taught how to pray. They are not able to get a prayer through so others have to pray for them.
In the natural, mothers feed their new born babies breast milk or formula. They cannot eat solid food yet as their bodies are not developed enough to do so. Baby Christians, too, require spiritual milk, elementary truths of the Bible because they are not mature enough to digest the solid food of the Word of God.
The treatment plan or prescription to grow beyond the baby Christian level is to eat God’s Word habitually. 1 Peter 2:2 proclaims that, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.”
I pray that you will desire to eat God’s Word daily so that you can grow spiritually!