Saturday, March 3, 2012

Savoring God Right Now

Today’s post is part of the Christian Writer’s blog chain. This month, our theme is “Savor.” Please visit my friends’ blogs by clicking on the links in the right-hand column. 

Is your life in transition?  Are you starting something new, or preparing for a new phase of life?  Oftentimes the present seems so cluttered with preparations for the future that we usually neglect the present.

Psalm 46: 8-10 (NIV)
Come and see what the LORD has done,
   the desolations he has brought on the earth.
 He makes wars cease
   to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
   he burns the shields with fire.
 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
   I will be exalted among the nations,
   I will be exalted in the earth.”

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

Regardless of our situation, we are able to imagine something better.  This is why most people (including Christ followers) have an attitude of bitterness (Rev 2:4).  If we can be really honest with ourselves, then we would realize that this bitterness is directed at God (John 15:24-25).

When we obey God regardless of how we feel, we are acting in Faith (Heb 11:1).  God rewards this active faith with a stronger sense of connectedness to Him (1 Tim 3:13).  

When we stop and ponder who God is and what He has done for us, we will be filled with an overwhelming sense of gratitude (Rom 5:8).  This gratitude should empower us towards greater devotion to the purpose of expanding God’s kingdom (2 Thess 1:11).

Savor the Lord, for He is good.