This morning as I woke, I heard, “O taste and see that the Lord is good….and For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you show the Lord’s death until he comes…” These thoughts came to me, over and over again…
Being a Christian, if we dwell in the natural, if our thoughts are on what’s happening around us, and what’s happening to those, around us, we can become anxious, fearful, negative, and complain, and unpleasant to be around.
If we take a few moments and taste of the Lord and his sweetness…O what a difference it makes in us. We will eat of the bread of life and drink the cup of sweet goodness…our thoughts become healthy and joyful…there’s freshness in our souls…Then we have tasted of the goodness of the Lord and we have seen his benefits…and then no matter what we are challenged with in our day…we know our strength and our help is in Him. For as often we do this, we will remember it’s him who died to give us life! Our life is in, Him.
Psalm 34 The Message Bible
A David Psalm, When He Outwitted Abimelech and Got Away
I bless God every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.
I live and breathe God;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:
Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.
God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.
Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.
When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.
God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.
Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.
Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.
Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God-seekers are full of God.
Come, children, listen closely;
I’ll give you a lesson in God worship.
Who out there has a lust for life?
Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty?
Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth.
Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!
God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.
God won’t put up with rebels;
he’ll cull them from the pack.
Is anyone crying for help? God is listening,
ready to rescue you.
If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.
Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, God is there every time.
He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
not even a finger gets broken.
The wicked commit slow suicide;
they waste their lives hating the good.