Prayer: Oh Lord! You are so generous giving us this wonderful time of year. We are grateful again for our nation and for the peace and joy You give to us. We remember our soldiers, asking You to be with each one. Please lead any of our students who do not know You to hear in a way they can understand this year. Thank You. Amen

Scripture: Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8 NIV

Taste and see that the Lord is good. The Hebrew word for “taste” in this verse is “ta am” (taw-am’), which means perceive. The Hebrew word for “see” is ra ah (raw-aw’), which means to behold or enjoy. We could all profess that the Lord is good. Some may even say He is very good. Unfortunately, none of us have fully perceived or beheld just how good He is. I am convinced that God shows us in many spectacular ways how much He loves us, and we often miss these messages.

God loves you so much and longs to delight and bless you. He is not selfish but is giving. He is not waiting for you to mess up so He can “zap” you but eagerly waits to reward you. Next week, you will be tasting many of God’s gifts to you. Have you ever thought of your favorite foods as a gift from God? He gave you taste buds so that you would enjoy your food and not just eat to live.

Name some things that you see, smell, hear or touch that spur you to thank Him. Are you too busy? Do you take so many things for granted that you miss His messages of goodness? I confess that I do. My prayer is that God will open my eyes, and every other sense, to His goodness. Stop and look for God’s messages to you over the next weeks and months. I pray that each day you will see God’s goodness in a new way. Prepare to be delighted!

Copyright  Kathy Branzell.   To connect with the author, email info@christianeducators.org

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