I am an incredibly picky eater. I enjoy bland foods with minimal seasoning and little to no preparation or flourish. I’m not a fance of sauces. I don’t like my food to touch other food and I have a texture problem that rivals most people’s political criticisms. So when it comes to trying or tasting new foods…well, I’m cautious. Even pre-critical as I demand to know what I am eating and exactly what is in it.
Sadly, my preconceived notions about food often limits my experience and even appreciation of a place.
And that’s a shame.
Judgment, worry, and even fear should never stand in the way of experiencing something good, honorable and true. Food or otherwise.
But that’s often the way it is with God.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good” sounds easy enough. Our senses should welcome such new and delightful sensations, but we are picky. We don’t chomp down on this idea and expect something sweet. Instead we continually expect our interactions with God to be bitter or sour. We prepare ourselves to spit out the experience before we even have a chance to really experience the flavors of our great and mighty Lord.
And our Lord is good. Even when we are wicked, runaways, scared, insecure, unsure, controlling, doubtful…He is always good.
We just need to taste and see.
Questions to Ponder:
- What are some of my pre-conceived notions about God that are limiting my experience with him?
- What do I fear about God that limits my experience with him?
- What are the good things about God that are evidenced in my life?