“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” – Psalm 34:8
“That evening at sundown they [Jesus’ disciples] brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons.” – Mark 1:32-34
Psalm 34 was written by David hundred of years before Jesus made Himself nothing and came to earth. But yet David knew the same thing that the disciples and early church knew – what people need in life is to taste, experience God. We need to experience Jesus in our lives. That’s where healing, and peace, and life, and joy is found – in the presence of God!
Over the last few weeks, God has really focused my view on what is important.
1. Personally tasting and experiencing God. Isaiah 55 questions why we foolishly waste our energy and money on things that will not satisfy. The best thing we can do during the course of a day is spend time with our Lord – individually and together with others. Everything else we have for the day will benefit from our time with Jesus.
2. Doing whatever I can to help others experience Him as well. The disciples experienced Jesus personally, and then naturally the next thing they did was invite people who they knew needed Him to come experience His power as well. The greatest thing I can do in all of life once I have tasted the goodness of God is invite others in my life to come and experience Jesus’ goodness as well.
Prayer this week: that we would intentionally pause to taste and see that He is good, and then that we would love others enough to invite them to taste the goodness of God as well.
I love you guys. Press on!