My husband is an excellent cook who has layers of flavoring combined with gorgeous aesthetics when serving a meal. The beauty of his creations is pleasing in every way. Everyone loves to eat his cooking since it offers an experience to all the participants.
Even an untrained palate can appreciate the taste and quality of his dishes. You can’t help but savor each bite and appreciate the quality of what you are partaking in.
My cooking is way more functional and practical. It’s good but lacks the sophistication and depth that Ryan has. Therefore, I don’t think anyone savors what I make unless they have not eaten in a long time and are desperate for food. 🙂 I’m not putting my cooking down, but I realize it pales compared to Ryan’s. It’s true, and I accept it.
I’m guilty of gobbling food without tasting and genuinely enjoying it, and I often do the same when reading Scripture. I read words and brush over them with familiarity and don’t really ponder or savor them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
I’m intentionally choosing to slow down when eating my food and when I’m feeding on the Word of God. I want to pay attention and stay present. I don’t want to consume mindlessly or out of habit. I want to be nourished and aware of and open to the depths available to me when I sit and savor.
Open my eyes to see the miracle-wonders hidden in Scripture.
Psalm 119:18 TPT
My nourishment of His Word gives strength and fills me with His presence, so I may have something to share with others. People may not realize it when they are interacting with me. Still, they are drawn and encouraged by Holy Spirit in me and flowing through me because I feed on His Word. I pour out my heart to Him in all sincerity, and He meets me in the mess to bring comfort, peace, and joy in exchange. He is truly my strength and anchor.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.
I’m praying for all those for whom Mother’s Day is a challenging and painful time that you will pour out your pain to the Lord and allow Him to comfort you as only He can. He sees you and understands you better than anyone else ever could. He loves you the most, so receive His love.
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