feed yourself

I have always been fascinated by birds… learning life lessons by watching them come for food and drink to stations, first near my parent’s window and later, in my own garden.

When I became a fledgling Christian one life lesson I observed by watching my feathered friends proved invaluable to my growth in Christ.

Baby birds develop very quickly compared to the young of many other species, due in part to the rich diet of predigested food served up non-stop by their devoted parents. But, if the youngsters are to develop fully, eventually to fly away and live out their lives as God intended, they must, by natural law, learn to feed themselves.

The same natural law applies to baby Christians!

Use the analogy of predigested food — apply it to all of the sermons, commentaries, books, tapes, and so on, and so forth available to us today. Not to mention the electronic devices which quadruple the availability of information. Isn’t it obvious?

Someone else, our devoted parents perhaps, found nourishment in the Word, digested it, and fed it back to us processed through their understanding.

Any baby’s development will be severely limited on a diet of nothing except prepossessed bread and milk. If Christian youngsters are to develop fully, eventually to fly away and live out their lives as God intended, they must, by natural law, learn to feed themselves. Thus, our daily bread inspired from God’s Word to use for a snack or a feast, as the Lord leads is a habit and pattern worth cultivating.

Today, cherish your inner baby bird. Fly. Fly high child of God.

inspirational thoughts

Ellen Lebsock View All →

💜 CONTENTMENT COTTAGE 💜
“…be content with what you have. For God has said, “I will never, never fail you nor forsake you.” _Hebrews 13:5 TLB

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