Posted by: Jo | October 21, 2011

Feasting With The Lord

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” – Psalms 34:8

Sweet as HoneyOne of my friends has recently been on a weight loss program which has been highly successful. She was sharing several great lessons she had learnt through this endeavor, such as being aware of what and when she ate. She was very grateful for the insight into identifying those occasions where she was just mindlessly eating. She was encouraged to make her mealtimes a special event in which she concentrated on what she was eating, with no distractions like the T.V. or the latest book she wanted to finish. Snacking was definitely one of those mindless eating episodes to avoid. While I was listening to her I was suddenly struck by this thought

Do we snack on God‘s word? Are we so distracted by what is going on with our lives that we mindlessly open his word read it hurriedly and consequently gain no real sustenance? Do we set a special time in which we do not allow anything to become between us and his word so we can say like the psalmist?

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”– Psalms 119:103

The writer of Hebrews reminds us that just as human babies begin on milk, but need to progress to solid food, so do we. Solid food takes much more effort to eat than strained baby food. We may need to look closely at how much time we actually devote to reading scripture and to what extent we probe, study and inwardly digest those precious words.

“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” – Hebrews 5:14

The wonderful news about following God’s diet is that there are no special foods to buy, everything is absolutely free.

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come buy and eat!” – Isaiah 55:1

The other wonderful part about following the Lord is his constant invitation to dine with him. We can experience feasting with him whenever we choose to be in his presence through his word, and have our souls nourished by his love.

“He has taken me to the banquet hall and his banner over me is love.” – Song of Songs 2:4

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  1. Your Food for thought Jo has left me Hungry as always for more.
    How right you are! I will however, make an effort to concentate more on my digestion of the Lords words that you continually clarify for so many of us.
    Thank you again Jennifer

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  2. A great reminder of what is important to keep our walk straight. Thanks

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