This year is the year of impossibilities. Taste and see how God will deliver you from the adversity that has been haunting you for so long. The Lord and His goodness are setting you free. Congratulations, God is smiling at you.
SAVOR GOD’S GOODNESS
Like a fine, well aged wine, we need to learn to truly savor the complexity of God’s Word. Unfortunately, like wine, many times we’re so distracted by life, that we just swallow it for the sake of digesting.
It’s from learning from and appreciating our complex experience with God that we recognize His awesome goodness.
The Bible says in Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the LORD is good.” Not, “O consume and see that the LORD is good.” Let God show you His goodness through a lingering and ongoing personal experience with Him each time you read, hear or meditate on scripture.
Many of us limit our experience to church service or daily Bible reading. While both are good things, Kingdom learning is not cerebral. We don’t just learn about Jesus through books and teachings alone. We truly learn about Jesus through personal encounter.
Tasting is a personal experience. As you mature in your relationship with Christ, you will learn to explore and identify the complexities and layers His Word has to offer. Remember, His Word is the very essence of who He is. John 1:1 says that “In the beginning was the Word,” meaning before He became a six pound Jew named Jesus, He was known in Heaven as “The Word.”
That Word is complex and creative. God’s goodness is like that — like a fine wine we can still taste long after the party is over.
I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
– Psalm 119:16
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO LINGER ON GOD’S WORD. HEAR HIM SPEAK AND EXPERIENCE HIM WITHOUT HURRY SO YOU CAN SAVOR HIM LONG AFTER YOUR ENCOUNTER IS OVER.
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil