11 Chocolate AnalogyPosted: January 21, 2012 | |
No one earns the right to make chocolate taste good. Our good deeds have no affect on how it tastes. However, simply looking at chocolate and thinking about does not mean we get to taste it. We could put it on our foreheads and still not taste it. We could praise it and not taste it. We could believe chocolate is wonderful and extol it to everyone we know and still not taste it. We could sing to the chocolate, but not experience it. When we put it in our mouths–then we taste it!
We don’t philosophize about chocolate. We eat it!
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. Psalm 34:8
We do not change God’s character by our deeds. We do nothing to affect how much He loves us. He loves us more than we can imagine. His love is everlasting and unchanging, powerful and infinite. His love for us sent Jesus to the cross–that is how much He loves us. We do nothing to earn or affect His love. One thing we can do is receive His love. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”
Allow yourself desire for the Lord. Give yourself permission to want Him. This requires trust. He loves you. Trust in Him. You are the only one who can keep yourself from the Lord. His arms are open wide for you, and He wants you. “My lover is mine and I am his.” (Song of Songs 2:16)
Theologize no more about God. Rather, eat! This may sound crazy but listen. Jesus said, “I am the living Bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever. This Bread is My Flesh which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:51) How do we eat? By faith, we receive Him. Open your heart to Him. Communion is one picture of eating. Jesus said to eat His flesh and drink His blood. There are others; check out the rest of Psalm 34.
In the meantime, take a bite of Jesus. He wants you to taste Him.
Enjoying the taste,
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