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Learning from children is a fun adventure. I now have 3 kids under 3 years old. My fourth child has a good chance of sharing a birthday with one of her older siblings. As you can imagine, managing my household is a juggling act.

My 9 month-year-old was crying for some milk before bed. Here are some things that I have noticed as I tried to reduce the crying.

  • He will cry more if he sees his milk being prepped
  • He will cry less If he cannot see his bottle in the process of being warmed up (He may even stop crying altogether)
  • He will only be satisfied if he is being held or he is actually drinking the milk

I stopped to think about how my eldest son (21 months) handles things differently

  • He can now verbally ask for what he wants
  • He would rather see that the milk is on its way

My eldest daughter (33 months) has been through both of those stages

  • She can ask for what she wants very clearly
  • She fully understands that If I tell her that I am getting her some water, I will be back soon with some water
  • She waits patiently and quietly as I tippy toe around the house if the others are sleeping

Ask yourself this, “Where am I, when it comes to being a mature Christian?”

  1. am I in the womb?
  2. do I need to have it to believe it
  3. do I need to see it to believe it
  4. or can I trust God’s Word?

 

It is inevitable that all of my children will grow and understand what I mean by, “I am on my way downstairs to get you something to drink.” Is it also inevitable that you will fully understand what God says to you? Let’s overcome any of our areas of unbelief. Let’s embrace the fullness of how good God is. Let’s build ourselves up in faith and encourage each other so that there is no room for fear.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-14
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.

 

Julian Springer
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  1. Kayleigh Rose says:

    Good word Julian! Having a 33 month old and. 15 month old, your imagery really resonates with me.


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