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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

o taste and see that the Lord is good!

science can explain so many things. formulas and mathematical equations can describe most everything there is to know and give us a physical reason for its existence. but, just because you can recite a scientific equation for something does not mean that you have experienced a relationship with it.

a sheet of music is a mathematical representation of a song with sticks and dots on a lined page. we could look at that page of music all day and memorize every stick and dot. but, we have to hear the music in order for us to experience it and let it touch us.

color can be described mathematically too. but, hearing someone describe orange and yellow is not experiencing a beautiful sunset. we have to see it to experience it and let it move us.

taste can be described anatomically, with texture and physical structure, and descriptively, with adjectives. but, we will never experience our taste buds dance from a delicious meal or a piece of chocolate cake until we have tasted it for ourselves.

we can describe God theologically. we can list His attributes, His character, the work of creation, His plan of redemption, and quote the book of revelation. but, unless we experience God for ourselves, let Him touch the deepest parts of our heart as we share our daily lives with Him, we will never truly know Him. "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good." Psalm 34:8

we must lean upon God and ask Him to open the eyes of our heart and help us to partake of His goodness, experience His love, and move us in the very core of our being. we can not just look at things with our natural eyes and try to make God's wisdom fit into a scientific box or mathematical equation. He created science and math, they did not create Him. He is the author and finisher of everything. if we try to figure out God only from what we can understand in the natural, even if it is by us memorizing Scripture or doing religious things, we will never experience the intimate relationship that He desires to have with us. so many things in this world will never make sense unless we commune with the One who holds everything in His hands.

25 comments:

Kids Music said...

It is a very nice and good post. Keep up the good work.

The Real Me! said...

Love this! Amen sister!
HUGS
Kim

Proverbs 27:19 said...

Really awesome analogy. You've got some great tangible examples here to get your point across!

smooches,
Larie

Loren said...

PREACH IT SISTER!!! sooooo very TRUE ~ EVERY SINGLE WORD OF IT :)

keep up the awesome work~ those downloads are amazing!! Thankyou Lord for speaking the Christy and for giving her ears to hear what the Spirit is saying

Andrea said...

Tell it like it is, Girl!!

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I am continually amazed at the bond GOD has given us through blogging. He is indeed answering our prayers. What an awesome GOD we serve!

Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

Kristin said...

This is so true. You always have such wisdom!

Hope said...

Psalm 34 is beautiful!

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.

A very encouraging post here, Christy Rose!\
♥Hope

Tea With Tiffany said...

This is a powerful post. I loved it. I think you should try to find more places to publish this. Great truth!

Thank you for your friendship and support. :) You bless me.

He & Me + 3 said...

So true. Awesome job with this post.

Adeye said...

Dearest friend--JUST what I needed to hear today. Yes, taste and SEE that the Lord is GOOD! Music to my ears this morning.

You're wonderful :)

Darcie said...

You have such a way of describing things perfectly! Faith is essentional in our relationship with God...no science behind it that is for sure.

RCUBEs said...

His Word is sweeter than honey! Love the way you emphasized that He is the Creator, not the created One...He is the Author of everything! Great post sister Christy! God bless.

Tara said...

Although I love all of your posts, I think this one might be my favorite so far! What great examples and a simplicity you have provided for those who may not have ever experienced God.

Jules said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your words.

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

I too love how you described this post! I need a personal relationship with God outside the words on paper, one in which I can talk and He listens. We share, we love and we take care of one another. God is more than a book on a table. He is meant to be experienced and tasted!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth E. said...

Well said...AMEN!

Karen said...

I second that! Amen!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

So true! I didn't take the time to commune with our God this morning and I definitely missed out. I'll try to do better. Thanks for the reminder!

Love,
Jackie

Laura said...

I never was that good at math...

It's true that we can't always explain His presence with science. But I think our testimony and our lives speaks volumes.

Blessings, CR!

Girl In a Glass House said...

This post reminds me of something that is happening in my house right now. My husband, who is not a Christian (yet) bought a whole series of videos from the library book sale called "Mysteries of the Bible". They consist of a bunch of people who know about God and about the Bible and about Jesus, trying to explain them to the viewer. Problem is I actually know Jesus and God and the Word is actually a living bread in my soul. I cannnot stand those videos! To me it is like reading a book telling me how chocolate tastes from someone who manufactures chocolate but has never actually eaten any.

That was a pretty long winded comment to say...I agree with your post! :)

Jennifer W. said...

Great post, Christie! I can read God all through it. Thanks for sharing.
Jen

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh wow,that was BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!!!

Thanks for sharing that with all of us Christy!

Beth in NC said...

Your post made me think of something I studied one time (ha, must have been in short term memory). It was proof about the "life" and vibration/energy our words produce.

God created by speaking. He is Mighty and Awesome -- worthy of praise!

laura Brown said...

This is soooo true, Christy! Loved reading this post!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, sweet Christy!!! He is soo good!! Thanks so much for this post! Bless you!
Susan