November 19, 2009
Just A Taste
READY8 "Taste and see that the Lord is good.” ~ Psalms 34:8 NIV
AIM8 As Americans, we have been taught over the years that vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet. When I was a child, our family’s rule at dinner was that you had to eat one spoonful of each item on the table…including the vegetables. Even as a young kid, I knew that vegetables were good for me. But even a simple spoonful of peas was often times hard to swallow!
God gives us a bountiful table to feast upon His word in the Bible. There are times where we want to stuff ourselves with spirit-lifting scripture. There are also moments when even just one spoonful of God’s word is difficult to swallow, much less digest. As we journey through life, we encounter situations where we are faced with making life-altering decisions. It is during those teachable moments when the messages in the Bible remind us to make excellent choices in life. Some days, it’s easier to accept those words of guidance. Ultimately, however, God knows what is best for us and what will nourish our souls – just like those dinnertime vegetables.
So remember, if you haven’t been getting the proper amount of nourishment for your soul lately…a daily spoonful of the Bible might be all you need to begin feeling healthy again. Oh, and by the way, if you need to eat more vegetables, that simple spoonful of peas isn’t so bad when you mix it with your rice or potatoes!
FIRE!8 If you haven’t read a Bible in a few days, months or ever…make it your challenge to pick it up and simply read a few verses in the book of Proverbs. You will find God’s wisdom in those messages is truly the food for your soul.