Someplace in the middle of the Mojave Desert, in the restaurant of a modest motel, you will find some of the best blueberry pancakes on Planet Earth! At least that’s what a ten-year-old girl on a cross country family move thought. The memory of those crispy golden pancakes vividly lives on in my thoughts to this day.
Now as an adult Believer in Jesus Christ, there is a taste that I have developed a craving for that far outweighs the memory of those blueberry pancakes, as good as they were. “You Hungry” yet?
Psalm 34:8 (AMP) provides us with Heaven’s, “Eternal Recipe.”
“O taste and see that The Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.”
It is vitally important my friend that you and I as Believers in Jesus Christ watch what we develop a “taste” for. If we allow our appetites in life to be satiated by the carnal things of this world, rather than by our relationship with, The One True God, we will “see” God as a means to “our end” rather than The One True God Who Knows The Beginning from The End. Since the appetites in our life determines the course in which our life will go, let’s ask ourselves this very important question;
What ingredients or influences have I allowed in the kitchen of my heart?
In order to, “Taste and See that The Lord [our God] is good”; the pantry shelves of our heart must be stocked with “The Fruit of The Spirit”, which has no expiration date. The Love of God actively at work in our lives keeps “The Fruit of The Spirit” fresh, hot and abundant while preventing staleness of soul, which leads to lukewarmness of life.
We read about this staple diet in Galatians 5:22-23 (TPT);
“But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions. The joy that overflows, Peace that subdues, kindness in action, A life full of virtue, Faith that prevails, Gentleness of heart, and Strength of Spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.”
Isn’t it interesting that we learn in this scripture that, “Divine love” has many varied expressions Joy, Peace, Kindness, etc? A spiritual diet full of these, “Fruit” will ultimately produce in us, “Strength of Spirit” which will give us the ability and tenacity to follow God no matter how hard or difficult the season that we are facing may be. This is God’s recipe for a well-prepared life that is, “Rooted and Grounded in Love.” Ref. Ephesians 3:17 (NKJV). A life that will always, “Rise” to the occasion of a Victorious overcoming walk in Him!
I really sense that The Lord wants to ask us this question,“What are you hungry for”?
Acceptance, Love, Fame, Power, Control, Attention, Money or is it that tenth piece of mom’s Chocolate Cake in two hours?
Whatever the craving may be, it is ONLY The Fruit of The Spirit that will keep you and me satisfied and healthy both Spiritually and Naturally. This is because Jesus is our Righteousness!
1st Corinthians 1:30-31 (AMP) clearly explains this vital truth for us;
“But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the Divine Plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].” “So then, as it is written, Let him who boasts and proudly rejoices and glories, boast and proudly rejoice and glory in The Lord.”
Matthew 5:6 (TPT) goes on to explain this Divine Spiritual Meal Plan for us;
“How enriched you are when you Crave Righteousness! For you will be surrounded by Fruitfulness.”
Now is our time my friend to “Crave Him” to continually dine at The Table of His Word and become intimate with His Heart as we gaze into The Eyes of Love Himself! Don’t break His Gaze! His Look of Love IS our Righteousness, our Seal of Approval to be The “Spiritual Heavyweights” that God has called each of us to be for the Kingdom of Heaven! He is asking us to share His not so secret, “Eternal Recipe” with this lost, dying, searching and hurting world…..Let’s make a solid commitment my friend to not “binge and purge” the Word of God. Let’s make a firm commitment to,
“Be Strong and Live Free”….Boldly For Him!
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