I declare I want more of you, Jesus! I will taste and experience you in a new way. Crush the head of the enemy as your presence envelopes me. Good will overcome evil in my life!
EXPERIENCING GOODNESS AND HIS PRESENCE
There is something miraculous that happens in the mess—often the tragedy—of this life. Through all the hurt, through all the discomfort and the ongoing, unfinished business of dreams unfulfilled, you will personally experience God’s presence.
It’s not something you read about, hope for or hear about in church. You actually experience His goodness. I can tell you this – it’s tangible! Check out this amazing scripture:
O taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! – Psalms 34:8
You see, when evil comes against us and we have to take refuge, the blessing is that we taste the goodness of God. This is not naturally speaking. It is practically speaking. Our ability to know and experience Jesus just got a major upgrade! Tasting is all about supernatural, personal experience and unique encounter.
Tasters are people who first note the circumstances in which God turned up in the battle and they appreciate it. Tasters learn to set environments and make a big deal out of setting them. They like the romance and intimacy of a personal experience with the Lord.
In the natural, our tastebuds detect sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Each of these has a spiritual counterpart.
Sweet: It’s the part of the Holy Spirit we really appreciate and hope for. They are pleasing to all.
Sour: Represents strong experiences that are not easy to take or digest. You have to develop a taste for sour.
Salty: This is all about enhancement of flavor. It intensifies personal encounters with God and actually leaves you thirsty for more of His goodness.
Bitter: Is a legitimate part of our experience with God. We don’t like it, but it is necessary to our development.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO TASTE THE GOODNESS OF GOD. PERSONALLY EXPERIENCE HIM BY BITING INTO A MESS. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE POWER TO CHEW THE DEVIL UP AND SPIT HIM OUT!
From my book: Good Overcomes Evil