Monday, March 4, 2013

Are You Still Eating Baby Food?

Life is a journey.  From the moment you enter into this world, they are events taking place that are shaping your very existence.  You are the sum total of your experiences

When you were a newborn, your fragile body could only handle milk.  Anything more and it would wreak havoc on your digestive system.  Whether you were breast fed or received formula, the diet for every newborn is pretty much the same.  As your body's system grows and develops, your parents slowly introduce solid foods.  It's normally an exciting time for parents when they are able to introduce something new to a diet that's been the same for about 4-6 months.  Fruits and vegetables are mashed and served so that the young recipient doesn't choke on food bits because their teeth are still emerging and their ability to chew is still evolving.  Before you know it,  the newborn who could only handle milk, is now a mature adult who can handle not only fruits and vegetables, but all types of sustenance. 


What if you were an adult, still only drinking formula?  How could you sustain and nurture growth with only a newborn's diet?  What would your body look like?  Feeble. Fragile. Delicate. Easily broken.

Hebrews 5:12 (NLT)

You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word.  You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.


The word of God is nourishment to the soul.  When we are new to Christ, his word is fed to us like formula to an infant.  As we mature in our walk with Him,  we must dig deeper in His word.  The more we dig, the more He reveals and provides wisdom in our situation.  To continue growing spiritually, we must study His word on a regular basis to renew our minds in His promises.  If you feel weak, unable to meet life's challenges, could it be that you are malnourished




Our journey through life is made better with a true relationship with Jesus Christ.  The connection with Him is strengthened as we sit at His table and feast on His word.  When was the last time you enjoyed his mouthwatering buffet?  (Posted by Renee)

 

John 6:35 (NLT)

Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

 




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