Psalm 34:8 “O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”
My favorite time of the day is early in the morning before the sun has risen. I tiptoe downstairs, put the kettle on to boil and light my pear candle. When the kettle boils I make a pot of tea and sit down to spend some time with God. Some of my sweetest times have been in those moments before anyone else is awake. I tell Him all my concerns and soak in encouragement from His Word. I have wrestled with difficulties and rejoiced in answered prayer. I have had a taste of who the Lord is. I know He is good and nothing else satisfies.
God desires fellowship with all His children, but from the beginning the serpent has tempted us with another source of nourishment. God had given Adam & Eve all of the fruit in the Garden of Eden except for the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This one they were not allowed to eat. Satan, disguised as a serpent, tempted Eve. He convinced her that God was inappropriately keeping the forbidden fruit from her. She relented and ate of what God had banned. After giving some to Adam, they both immediately experienced a hunger for the way things used to be in their relationship with God.
Satan has the same agenda today. He would love to fill our time with other things – sometimes even good things – that will keep us away from time spent with God. He tries to convince us that God is not good and that He is holding back on us. The world’s siren song draws us to harmful actions, relationships, and attitudes that look tasty but leave a poison in our soul.
Don’t be fooled by the world’s smorgasbord. Those who take refuge in God will experience blessing beyond compare. Come! Have a cup of tea with me. Taste and see that the Lord is good!