My few weeks old baby stirs signalling that he is hungry, he opens his mouth & turns his head into a nursing position. He continues for few seconds, if I don’t respond (early cues).
For mid cues – he increases the pitch, starts to stretch, puts his hands in his mouth, turns his head from left to right and back to left and again.
If I have not responded, he starts late cues, he gets restless, the cries get a lot louder, kicks his feet, at this point I just can’t ignore. No matter the task I was doing, I drop it and attend to this child. I automatically respond.
My baby makes a demand I just can’t ignore. He demand for his right, “breast milk”. His expectation is to be nursed hence he takes that position. For reasons beyond me and as designed by the Creator, I respond to his demand.
Realise that my baby nurses till he is satisfied, he dictates when to stop, after all, the source of supply never runs dry.
“Nations will give you what you need. It will be like a child drinking milk from its mother. Then you will know that it is I, the Lord, who saves you. You will know that the Powerful One of Jacob protects you.” Isaiah 60:16 ICB
The experience with my baby brings the verse above home. Nations will respond to me when I make demands, if I am persistent and expectant (Prov 23:18), I will get all I need to my satisfaction.