Sweet

8 02 2013

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

Do you ever have cravings? (I will pause and let you wipe the drool from your mouth as you think about your favorite sweet.) Chocolate, in all of its wonderful varieties, mom’s pie, a special cake, delicious cookies, and candies of all amazing sorts invite us to savor the sweetness that God has created for our world. It is interesting that in every culture, meals are traditionally ended with a taste of something sweet. God created us with a sweet tooth!

Close your eyes and think about the first bite of your favorite sweet. Remember how luxurious is feels in your mouth. Recall the smile that slowly spreads across your face as you let its flavors spread across your tongue. Let your mind replay the enjoyment, satisfaction, and delight of indulging in that bite. (Do you need a napkin?)

Did your soul have the same reaction the last time you opened God’s Word?

So often, I think that we approach Bible study like we do high fiber cereal. We know that it is good for us, but we would rather be eating something else. The psalmist tells us that God’s Word is sweet. Sweeter than honey, it is meant to not only nourish us, but bring delight and satisfaction to our souls as we savor the richness of His message. God made us with a spiritual sweet tooth. He invites us to explore, experience, and enjoy the luxury of His love every time we open the pages of His Word.

My Jesus Resolution today is to “taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psalm 34:8) I want my soul to crave His voice more than my mouth craves my favorite sweet. I want to develop my spiritual sweet tooth. I want my heart to be overwhelmed with cravings for His Word. I am going to be deliberate about looking for the sweetness in my Bible today. I am going to stop and savor the unique way God wants to feed my soul.


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8 02 2013
Christina Jay

Loved “chewing” on this today. Thank you, Casandra!

14 02 2013
Joy Wheeler

This is a good one. We’ve been reading about the sacrifices and listing tribes and ancestors this week in our daily Bible reading. It has felt like bran cereal. I think on days like that I’ll read a Psalm along with it. Have a good one. (In reference to the blog sent right before this one…I prayed for a very productive day for you and surrounded by pleasant, encouraging, helpful people.)

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