O Taste And See!

by Barbie


I have been reflecting on God’s goodness over the past couple of months.  There are so many ways that He has blessed, encouraged, brought healing, provision, strength, hope and joy to my life.  In all of these areas, I have seen His immeasurable goodness towards me and I am so grateful.

Over the last couple of days I have been meditating on this Psalm:

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

I don’t just want to SEE the goodness of the Lord, but I want to TASTE it!  Jesus said,

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.  (John 6:35 NIV)

I absolutely LOVE bread.  As a matter of fact, it’s a weakness of mine when it comes to food. I love how it tastes, hot out of the oven, with warm butter slathered all over it. I can never just have one piece! The Word of God is so much more lasting and satisfying than this. And the best part is I can have as much as I want!

Tasting of the goodness of the Lord results when I feast on His Word. It is the only thing that can satisfy my hungry heart. I picture God in heaven…

He’s set out a banqueting table overflowing with the most delicious looking food I’ve ever seen. And He’s calling me to come, to dine with Him, to eat of His Word. He promises to fill me to overflowing with His goodness.

I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  (Psalm 34:1 NIV)

David could not help but bless the Lord.  When He did, the praises He gave back to God were a direct result of the goodness of God that David was tasting by meditating on the promises of God.

I want to feast on the Word of God so that I can not only see, but taste of His goodness!

How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.  (Psalm 119:103 NLT)

*photo credit: Heart and Soul Reflections

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Barbie is a wife and mother to four children. She works full time while juggling faith, family and ministry. She enjoys a good cup of coffee, reading, writing, painting and spending time with family and friends. Visit her blog, My Freshly Brewed Life, or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kristi November 1, 2010 at 6:01 am

Beautifully said! I have always loved this verse too! What a wonderful Saviour!


2 Paula November 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm

This post really ministered to me Barbie, especially Psalm 119:103. I am going to meditate on this verse and may post my thoughts on what it means to me right now. You are loved by me.


3 TanjaB November 2, 2010 at 12:45 am

Thank you BarbaraS for this beautiful devotion. It goes along with what I’ve been thinking about today (God’s Mercy & Patience). In my Bible I’m reading through Exodus and Judges. Every time Israel cried out the the Lord after they did evil in his site he came and delivered them! What love and forgiveness! Ok, God Bless you Barbara!


4 Lea November 3, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Another beautiful entry Barbie! You have such depth and I am so inspired by your entries.

Blessings and hugs!


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