Thursday, December 07, 2006

Have You Tasted This?

One member of our family is a very picky eater. When he eats a sandwich, it is dry. He doesn't eat chili. He doesn't like sauce on anything. If I fix a meal and he doesn't like what we are eating, he will eat a sandwich or something instead.

Rarely, very rarely, will he ever try anything new.

Tonight I made a shrimp pasta dish for supper. It had Dried Tomato and Garlic Pesto on it. Not something Mr. Picky would want to try under normal circumstances. But I tried anyway. I suggested that he at least try it. I gave him two bites. He tried it.

To my delightful surprise, he said "I want a full plate of that!!!" He stepped out of his food comfort zone, tried a dish he had never tried before, and his taste buds thanked him.

Are you a picky eater at our Loving Lords banquet table? Do you only eat the plain, simple, easy parts of His Word?

Will you step out of your spiritual comfort zone and try part of His plan that you have never tried before? Will you decide to give beyond your comfort zone? Pray deeper and more sincerely than you ever have before? Will you decide to go to the inner city and serve meals? Will you visit a shut in even though you don't 'like' nursing homes? Will you let your spiritual taste buds thank you for exposing them to the blessings of our Loving Lord?

Psalm 34:8 (The Message) Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good God is. Blessed are you who run to him.

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