Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Years ago I heard John Piper speak at student week at Glorietta. One of the things that he said has stuck with me: the principle of I.O.U. He suggested that when one sits down before the Lord he or she should ask the Lord for three things:
  1. That my heart would be Inclined toward his statutes.
    Psalm 119:36 36 Incline my heart to Thy testimonies..
  2. That my eyes would be Opened to the wonderful things in his law.
    Psalm 119:18 18 Open my eyes, that I may behold Wonderful things from Thy law.
  3. That I would have Understanding as I read the Word and talk to the Father.
    Psalm 119:34 34 Give me understanding, that I may observe Thy law, And keep it with all my heart.

So this morning as I was talking to the Lord it occurred to me that I could apply these principles to something that is weighing heavily on my heart: breastfeeding. Many of you know of the struggle that feeding Moses has been, and I am so grateful for all of the support you all have given us as we try to figure it out. However I have not brought this concern to the Father as often as I should. He, after all, is the one who made me and knows me, and the same for Moses. May he help us as we try to navigate this new territory! Moses and I are off to see our wonderful lactation consultant, Rebecca, again this morning. Lord, please give all of us wisdom and insight. Help me to deal with the pain and be conscious of my child and his needs.

For those of you who are praying for us and our parenting adventure, would you please pray that I would have wisdom and insight in how to proceed? New ways to have Moses latch on, a different way to hold him, anything that may be escaping me. Also, we are in the process of trying to get a new breastpump from my insurance company. If the Lord sees fit, it would be such a blessing! And also, wisdom for Rebecca, my LC, and my doctor, Nancy. I am so grateful for your prayers!!


Dani Sorenson said...

Hi Susan! I didn't realize you were still having a hard time with breastfeeding... I had a really hard time too and no one really understood how painful it was and more than that how constant the cycle seemed at that point in my life. I know you've sought out many resources to help you- that's great! But if you need someone else to talk to I can share the few things that worked for me. You are definitely in my prayers, Dani (417-0210).