I declare in Jesus name I am a gifted learner in the Spirit. You, Lord, have given me a taste for Kingdom. Today I will search out your heart because I am your beloved and you are mine!
AN ACQUIRED TASTE
Scripture doesn’t say, “Oh, smell and see that the Lord is good.” The aroma of something is supposed to be a mouthwatering invitation to take a big bite. Just like that, the prophetic is a green light to experience God in the way He is being revealed to you. You have to be willing to go forward into experience and that requires trust.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in him! – Psalms 34:8
Tasting is all about personal experience and trusting is all about believing you will not get into trouble for biting in. We must be willing to smell the savor of things not yet experienced in Christ, then fight for it!
When we forget we are supposed to look forward, we settle for what others have experienced, trusting their tastebuds instead of the Lord Himself. When we are not savoring what can be, we settle for the documented palate of the past.
Take the woman who crawled on her knees to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment hoping for healing. There was no historical reference for her to follow or go by. That is courage! It is also desperation and because she risked it all hoping for an upgrade, she experienced God in a way nobody else had. He even called her “daughter” – the only person recorded in the Bible to hear those words.
This was a woman of faith. Real faith. When we don’t find Jesus in new ways, we settle for what is written about Him. Our faith becomes really safe and not authentic — pseudo faith that requires little to no personal experience or encounter.
We become Bible thumpers instead of heart listeners. We learn the culture of our denomination instead of the ways of God. We make the mistake of having a relationship with church, rather than a relationship with Jesus. THAT’S NOT YOU!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO FIGHT THROUGH THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN. FIGHT FOR THE HEART OF THE KING AND THE NEXT LEVEL OF UNDERSTANDING AND RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.
From my book Living Life /Forward