Happy new week 🙂
Miss K turned 6 months at the beginning of the month. It was an extra happy week in the K household. We had a little cake cutting session to celebrate God’s faithfulness and sustenance. Did I mention ebf? By God’s grace we exclusively breast fed. Prayers, liquids, dill seeds and rest worked wonders for my milk supply.
It is so amazing to see how babies grow. She rocked up into our lives just the other day, I still remember the day she was born quite vividly. She came as a little helpless (read: dependent) person and now she has developed her own personality and some independence, I mean she can even play by herself albeit briefly
We started weaning *happy dance* 🙂 .So far so good. It has been quite the adventure with a food allergy et al, but we are taking it a day at a time and enjoying the different tastes and textures.
Weaning has been fun, it’s taught me a couple of lessons about spiritual diet and life.
1. There is a time for everything
Exclusive breast feeding was crucial for the first six months. I enjoyed it as I had a lot of milk and the preparation time was minimal. It helped her grow, hit her milestones and she was able to double her birth weight. In the same way, there is a time and season for spiritual milk.
1 Peter 2:2 (NIV)
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,
2. Just because you want something, doesn’t mean you are ready for it
A few weeks before we weaned she would want to eat whatever she saw on our plates and drink what she saw us drinking. Truth be told, even if her saliva formed a puddle at my feet due to her eager salivary glands, the rest of her body was still not ready for solid food. Also there are guidelines for when a baby is ready to eat solid food. You can find them here.
1 Corinthians 3:2 (NIV)
I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.
There are some foods that she is still not ready for but slowly and surely we will get there.
3. Don’ be selfish, Share the knowledge
Soon she will be eating solid foods very well. When the time comes, she will be able to model to her siblings how to eat ; as well as show them how to behave at the dinner table.
Hebrews 5:12 (NIV)
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
When you have learned something, find someone to teach.
Always have a teachable spirit. One that says:-
“Once you stop learning, you start dying” – Albert Einstein
May you allow Jesus to teach you His truths and grow you at His pace. Do not measure yourself with the progress of others; let Him be your yardstick.
Christ is the living word (John 1:1). He is the bread of life, whoever goes to Him will not go hungry and if you believe in Him you will never thirst again. Only He can truly satisfy.
Song of the week:
Happy eating, drinking and learning.