ARE YOU TASTING THE REAL THING?
"O taste and see that the LORD is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him." - Psalm 34:8
Do you remember taking medicine when you were a kid? I’m not sure how children’s medicine tastes now, but back in the day when I was a kid, most of it tasted awful! As kids we didn’t know what was worse, the sickness or the medicine? The bottom line was no matter how terrible the medicine may have tasted, it was necessary to get us well.
Did you know that many people view Bible Study, prayer, worship, and walking with God much like bad-tasting medicine? They know they need it, but they don’t really enjoy it. They just hold their nose, so to speak, to get it down. How sad! How twisted!
IT’S NOT BAD-TASTING MEDICINE
The Christian life is not bad-tasting medicine. The Christian life is a great-tasting feast! It is a day-by-day, moment-by-moment walk with the glorious, gracious King of the universe. It is an exciting adventure with the God who calls us to get out of the boat and walk on the water with Him. It is a life filled with love, joy, peace, acceptance, meaning, and fulfillment. It is the most wonderful life of all. Think about it: what could be better than having a genuine, personal, loving relationship with the God who spoke the worlds into existence?
Be totally honest for a moment. Are you enjoying your relationship with God? Are you feasting on His goodness? Are you really walking with the King? If you are not quite sure, there is an easy way to tell. Are joy and peace in your heart right now? You see, when Jesus, the Prince of Peace, is truly allowed to sit on the throne of your life, then your life is filled with His peace and joy, regardless of the present circumstances. Granted, you may be suffering with sickness, heartache, or pain today. David wrote Psalm 34 from the dark and lonely cave of Adullam. I certainly understand that circumstances can be very difficult at times, but there is a peace that passes understanding when you are yielded to the Lord.
WILL YOU DO IT?
Perhaps you have believed the lie that a life lived for Jesus Christ is a second-rate life, devoid of fun and excitement. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Scripture says, “O taste and see that the LORD is good” (Ps 34:8). God invites you to take a true taste of what it means to walk with Jesus. He came to this earth that we might have life, abundant and overflowing (see John 10:10). If that doesn’t describe your life today, then yield to Jesus anew and afresh. Take a taste of the real thing, and see for yourself that the LORD is good, and He blesses those who walk with Him!
Pastor Jeff Schreve,
From His Heart Ministries
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Jeff Schreve founded From His Heart Ministries, www.fromhisheart.org, in 2005 with the vision to reach as many people as possible with the good news of God's love. Jeff believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a great plan just for you. He broadcast on radio, TV and in the internet around the world from his pulpit ministry as Pastor of First Baptist in Texarkana, Texas. This ministry is completely listener/viewer supported. It continues only through the faithful and generous gifts of people like you. Pastor Jeff takes no income from this ministry. All gifts go to further the broadcast.
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