My newest devotional, Behold: 40 Days of Seeing and Savoring God will be released on 12/02/2020. Below is an excerpt from the devotional. Let’s read through Psalm 34 together and see what God is saying to us today!
I could think of no better place to start this devotional than with the phrase that I just couldn’t shake from my mind. Psalm 34:8 says:
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
I encourage you to read through that again and pause on every word. Savor each syllable.
While I was praying about this, I couldn’t help but wonder if I had fallen into a “Food Network” style of Christianity. David encourages us to taste and see God’s goodness, but how often do I do that? Do I engage all of my senses in my worship of Him or do I just go through the motions? When I’m watching a cooking show or a baking competition, I can see the beautiful food and desserts, but I can’t taste them. While one of my senses is engaged, I’m not having the full experience like the hosts or contestants.
I don’t want a “Food Network” style of following God, I want the full, immersive, and potent experience of tasting His goodness personally. I long to savor Him.
What stood out to you about Psalm 34?
What is God saying to you?
Check out Behold: 40 Days of Seeing and Savoring God.
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