“…taste and see…”
The first sip of coffee at the right moment and in correct proportion of our favorite additives is a pleasant part of the day. A good cup of coffee aims at a certain part of us that is hard to describe. But, when the mixture fails to hit the spot, something is “off” – something is missing, and we look at our cup as if it has abandoned its purpose.
There are times when consuming God’s word is similar to a “perfect cup.” His Word can wash over a longing heart and let it drink of His goodness. Then there are times when our efforts to take in His Word seem to fail and fall flat upon our expecting ears. It is easy to think He has abandoned us at those moments.
Unlike coffee, God is always the same. He is always true in Word and deed. There is no mixture that has to be just right in order for Him to be God. Usually the problem is what we brought with us as we came to drink from His Word. Our time in the Word can be offset by what is brewing in our mind. (Just couldn’t help that pun.) However, this struggle during our devotional time should not leave us feeling defeated.
The Psalm says to “taste and see that the Lord is good and to “take refuge in Him.” There is nothing that can clear our taste buds better than praise. Take the scripture we were planning to “get something out of” and use it to pour truths out to Him.
You said to “taste and see that the Lord is good…”
I have tasted of your goodness and You ARE good.
Thank You for allowing me to taste.
Thank You for allowing me to see.
I can hide under You.
I can sit between Your wings.
You cover me and soothe me.
One sip of your goodness washes over me for
You are unchanging.
You are Good.
Put your pen down and don’t worry about the note pad being empty. Allow praise to wash over your lips as it ushers God into your heart. I promise you; praise will hit the spot because God dwells in the midst of it.
you will go back for another cup.