One of those kind—taste and see

Do you know some of those kind of people? Ones that have obviously been with Jesus?

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:13

They have a hope, a confidence, a joy that doesn’t come from circumstances. It comes from having tasted the Lord.

I want to be one of those kind of people. You, too?

Have you tasted the word of God—especially the gospel—that the Lord is good? Have you tasted it? I am not asking: Have you thought about it? I am not asking: Have you decided to affirm it? I am asking: Have you tasted it? Are there living, spiritual taste buds in your heart that taste Christ as more desirable than all else?

This is where we need to get serious. We will spread the seed of God’s mighty regenerating power if we have tasted that the Lord is good. The Lord is our delight. The Lord is our Treasure. The Lord is our meat and milk and water and wine.
     ~ John Piper, Finally Alive

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Psalm 34:8

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2 comments:

bekahcubed said...

"I want to be one of those kind of people. You, too?"

Yes. Me too.

And I have tasted Him--except that sometimes I forget the taste. I go through life eating other things and feeling that somehow these tastes don't quite satisfy, forgetting the One who does.

O that I would taste anew--to the point that I would never again be tempted to seek nourishment anywhere else.

Barbara H. said...

Amen. Thanks for sharing this, Lisa. I think part of the problem is we fill up on "junk food" that ruins our appetite for the best spiritual nourishment.

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