New blog post: Taste and see that the Lord is good…

I love good food! Sometimes, I just want to show up and be served. Other times, I like to get creative and show the world that I’m a better cook than Gordon Ramsay. I have tasted a lot of good stuff, but my wife’s cooking is the best. My most favorite place to hang is in the kitchen when she is cooking. But she usually kicks me out because I don’t really know when to stop tasting. I just keep coming back for more.

Well, God has extended to us an invitation to not only taste but to also discover his goodness. He is the only one able to serve goodness, and His invitation is for everyone to taste and see how wonderful it is (Psalm 34:8).  I responded to that invitation many years ago but I just can’t get enough –  so I keep coming back for more.

I know you have probably tried everything this world has to offer, but God’s invitation to taste and see how good he is still stands. He wants you to:

Taste the word – it is perfect reviving the soul… It is right rejoicing the heart… It is pure enlightening the heart… It is sweeter than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

Taste His love – it is his everlasting, unending, crazy love… Vast beyond all measure… it is too high, you can’t get over it… too low, you can’t get under it… it is too wide, you can’t get around it… it is his banner over you.

Taste grace – it’s unmerited favor… It is empowerment to do the things God require… Grace that exceeds our sin and guilt… Grace that will pardon and cleanse within… It is “two hundred-proof defiant grace.”

Taste Salvation – it is the rebirth of the soul… It is regeneration… It is forgiveness of sins… It is being born again…  I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see kind of salvation.

Taste forgiveness – it is liberating… It is reconciliation, restoration, justification… it is lifted burdens… it is being made right with God.

Taste enlightenment – it is the awakening of the mind, the spirit of wisdom and of revelation… it is the prodigal coming to his senses… it is the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ… it is becoming wise unto salvation.

Taste the Holy Spirit – it is his presence… it is refreshing to your soul… It is the anointing… It is the refiner’s fire, the dew from heaven, water from an ever flowing fountain… It is a gentle dove… The still small voice… it is tongues of fire on the day of Pentecost.

Taste the glory – It is Shekinah glory… One that never fades… it is arise and shine for the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

Taste the heavenly gift – it is His will on earth as is in heaven… it is Jesus Christ himself… it is wisdom from above… His immeasurably great power toward us.

Taste his goodness – it is Him taking care of you… It is his unmerited favor… Surely, it is goodness and mercy following you all the days of your life… it is kindness, faithfulness, tender mercies… healing, provisions, protection.

Taste immortality – it is the power of the coming age… It is the present age giving in to the age to come… It is the perishable putting on the imperishable… It is death being swallowed up eternal life.

His peace is ever flowing, his joy never comes to an end, his love is unending – you need to taste it. Life with Him is exciting and adventurous, and he gives hope you can count on – you need to taste it.

You will never know how amazing He actually is until you try Him. On;y than will you discover that He is all that you ever needed.

So why don’t you taste and see?

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