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Taste and See - - - You will love it!

I remember when my kids were quite little and they just knew the flavor of breast milk, but they also needed water from time to time. They weren't all that fond of the 'lack of taste' the water had - often turning away from the offered water because it was flavorless and 'not the same' as what they were used to taking in. Over the course of time, they experimented with new 'tastes' as we added in cereals, ground up veggies, and fruits. What happened was that they began to taste and found that what they were offered wasn't all that bad! We started with veggies and worked our way up to fruit. If we'd have started with all the sweet stuff first, they likely would not have developed any appreciation for the other stuff in life that provided ongoing nourishment for their bodies. Sometimes we just need to 'taste and see' in life. We need to know there will always be things that aren't all that appealing to our 'taste', but they may very well be the thing we need the most!

Be like newborn babies, crying out for spiritual milk that will help you grow into salvation if you have tasted and found the Lord to be good. (1 Peter 2:2-3 VOICE)

I don't have to tell you this, but God wants us to develop a 'taste' for his word and for time with him. That goes without saying, but sometimes I think we only want to 'taste' the stuff that is easy and is an obvious 'blessing' in our lives. I remember giving my daughter her first taste of ice cream. At first, the cold was too hard for her to handle - she pulled back and was shocked by the cool stuff. In just a short time, she found that enduring the cold meant a very tasty treat! She wouldn't get it all that often, but when she did, she fully enjoyed it! Some of God's blessings are always there for us, allowing us to 'taste' them very frequently. There are others that we are afforded less frequently, but when we are, what enjoyment they bring us!

The spiritual milk we need helps us grow up strong in the Lord. The 'extra treats' we receive along the way are what almost bless right out of our socks. The miracle that comes when we least expect it. The unexpected advancement of one of our ideas into production at work might not come as quickly as we'd like it to come, but when it does it is because that idea will catapult the company to the next level. The 'taste' was the idea created within us - the enjoyment of the taste becomes real to us when we begin to see the idea take form and then become a reality in the workplace. There is sometimes a little while between the 'taste' and the 'enjoyment' of what it is we have tasted in our spiritual lives. We need to remember to taste and see - see that he is good, trustworthy, faithful in all ways. Just sayin!


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