I don't know what possessed me years ago to make my own baby food. Poor Hannah was my guinea pig when she was starting out on solid food. I came up with the brilliant idea to put the leftovers from dinner in a food processor, pour the liquid in ice-cube trays and into the freezer. She was the lucky baby whose meal was several food cubes thawed and warmed up. Yes, she ate it...happily. She didn't know any different.
Today, 24 years later, she is the least picky eater out of our kids. And I often wonder if what I fed her early on had anything to do with it. I still can't believe I fed her cubed food.
Her early introduction to interesting food has helped her to at least try many foods today. And that is how God's Word is. You had to know I was going to make a connection with the food for the soul that I love...God's Word. Over lunch with a friend today, we discussed our loves...people and the Bible. We both love to teach and lead women in Bible study, showing them how God's Word is our food for everyday, it really does give us everything we need for life and godliness. (2 Peter 1:3)
I can't convince anyone that God's Word is the joy and rejoicing of my heart. (Jeremiah 15:16) Words on paper or in a blog post can not convey the importance of eating God's Word. I can't feed you with a spoon hoping you will like what I'm feeding you. That is the work of the Holy Spirit and He will incline your heart to His testimonies if you ask Him.
If you want to love God and His Word more, don't wait for "mom" to puree your food, warm it up and feed it to you. Psalm 119 is a great place to start in loving God's Word. May you find the living Word of God written to His people like steak and potatoes and not warmed up ice cubes.
And for my friends who live local, you will have opportunities for further study of God's Word on Wednesday or Thursday evenings or 2 women's classes during Sunday School. I will be back to teaching on Wednesday mornings and one of the Sunday School classes.