Bloom {Into Beautiful}: Taste & See...


Taste & See...

Imagine you are comparing two chocolates. One from a dollar store & one from Dove. Which one is going to taste better? I'm sure 99% of women would say the Dove! This is how we can look at the world & God. 

The world offers us cheap stuff that doesn't taste good in the end. God offers us the best, but we have to accept Him. 

Psalm 34

I will praise the Lord at all times.

    I will constantly speak his praises.

I will boast only in the Lord;
    let all who are helpless take heart.
Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness;
    let us exalt his name together.

I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.

    He freed me from all my fears.

Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy;
    no shadow of shame will darken their faces. 
In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened;
    he saved me from all my troubles.

For the angel of the Lord is a guard;
    he surrounds and defends all who fear him.

Taste and see that the Lord is good.

    Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
Fear the Lord, you his godly people,
    for those who fear him will have all they need.
Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry,
    but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.

Come, my children, and listen to me,

    and I will teach you to fear the Lord.
Does anyone want to live a life
    that is long and prosperous?
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil
    and your lips from telling lies!
Turn away from evil and do good.
    Search for peace, and work to maintain it.

The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right;

    his ears are open to their cries for help.
But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil;
    he will erase their memory from the earth.
The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
    He rescues them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
    he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

The righteous person faces many troubles,

    but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous;
    not one of them is broken!

Calamity will surely overtake the wicked,

    and those who hate the righteous will be punished.
But the Lord will redeem those who serve him.
    No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.  

So now my question is... why would you want what the world has to offer when you can have the many blessings God has to give us?

God is so good. He does so much for us. He provides for us all that we need. He loves us. He protects us. He gives us strength (both spiritual & physical) to face challenges that may come our way each day. There is so much God does for us that it would take me forever to name just half.

The world and all that it offers only brings us trouble in the end. 

Ladies, I want to invite you to taste and see that the Lord is good. Give your heart to Him. Submit each area of your life into His hands... trust Him with your life daily and see all the many blessings that will come! He loves you. He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you to have peace and happiness. He wants you to live in His Presence.

Are you going to continue to eat the cheap candy of the world or are you willing to taste of the sweetness that can only come from God?

Until next time...

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