Last week, there was a pecan pie sitting on my counter in the kitchen. And like any other woman with zero willpower, I took a bite of that pie virtually every time I walked by it. Just one bite. And don’t you know it, after a few hours, I consumed WAAAY too much of that pie. So it got me thinking. What if… what if I put something that was good for me in that space instead of pie? But instead of a healthy vegetable to nibble on, what if I put God’s Word there? I could take a “bite” of the Bread of Life throughout the day. Just one bite and munch on it while I walked away.
So one day I put a verse I wanted to meditate on in that spot. I read that verse countless times throughout the day. It became hidden in my heart. Another day, I put my actual Bible there. I chose a Psalm and took 15 seconds to read one verse as I passed by. Many times, I found myself stopping to read more than one verse. I feasted on God’s Word, one bite at a time, throughout the day.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Just 3 things to help you “taste” more of God:
- Write a Scripture passage. Our soul connects with words differently when we write it in our own handwriting. Printed looks pretty; but writing it makes it “mine.” Put it in front of you – your mirror, your desk, on the fridge, in the car, on the counter. Choose to take 10 seconds to read it every time you pass by.
- Read Scripture out loud. When you combine your senses, you intake more. By both using your eyes to read, ears to hear, mouth to speak and your fingers to touch God’s Word, you will “taste” more of it.
- Look up one of the words of the verse in the original language (Hebrew, Greek) that the author wrote it. This sounds super scholarly, but it’s actually very simple with online tools. There is so much depth in the words of the Bible, beyond what the English translation can contain. Try it! Do a Google search: “Greek meaning for peace in lexicon.” Just reading the 8 definitions brings me peace!
Enjoy consuming God’s Word today – one bite at a time. It’s much better for you than pie!
Link to Lexicon for “peace.” John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.