“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8)
Taste and see…
To taste: “to become acquainted with by experience”.
To see: “To receive, grasp…come to know”.
To grasp the goodness of God we have to experience the goodness of God.
That’s what writing my 1000 gifts is doing for me.
As I count gifts, I experience and come to know God’s goodness.
As I come to know God’s goodness I believe in His goodness.
When I chose my one little word for 2011, Believe, here’s what I said…
I’m not talking about believing in a particular thing. I’m talking about a shift in perspective.
Less wrinkled brow.
Less suspicious eyes.
Less protecting my heart.
To my surprise perspective is indeed shifting as I’m tasting time and time again, God’s goodness.
I’m finding that believing is coming easier as my trust grows.
The worry in me that caused wariness and anxiety dissolves in the presence of the goodness of God.
The non-stop negative verbiage that amplified self loathing has been rendered speechless as my mind sings the song of thanksgiving.
My list is not rocket science nor is it poetry…
279-warm bath before bed.
283-waking to steady rain falling – God’s song over me this morning.
295-daffodils that bring the aroma of spring.
305-my precious friends and our virtual couch.
320-the sunset painting the sky…and the view of it outside my window.
No, certainly not rocket science or poetry…but it’s spoon-to-mouth.
And I’m tasting the goodness of God.
And it’s changing me.
Have you read One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are ? (It’s been on the New York Times Bestsellers List for 4 weeks…God may be up to something)
If so are you writing your list? Would you share a few and let maybe me know if you’re seeing a heart change because of the list…?