A Change of Taste...
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.” ~Matthew 5:6 (NKJV)
From 1990 to 2013 my blood pressure always registered high.
In 1993 I almost missed entry into the Army because of my blood pressure.
When my youngest was born in 2008, the spirit began to speak to my heart about taking better care of myself.
I have always been able to work out and take care of my ‘outside’ appearance, but I had never taken care of myself on the ‘inside’.
For this I had to learn what was good for my body and what was not. What was digestible and healthy; opposed to what would eventually turn toxic inside me.
I had to learn to eat my foods with less salt, without being cooked in pork and grease. All the things that made food taste great to me at the time, had to go.
The bible teaches us in 1 Corinthians 10:23, “…I am allowed to do anything…but not everything is good for you…I am allowed to do anything but not everything is beneficial…” ~NLT
Reading this scripture I realized what may taste good to me may not be good for me. That meant researching what was good for me, regardless of the taste.
Now take this same concept and apply it with God’s Word in your life. The world would have us live ungodly, think ungodly and act ungodly. The ingredients are in us to lie and deceive. The ingredients are in us to be selfish and abusive.
Our appetite for anger, sexual sins, impure acts and wild living is strong. Our palate is marinated with the juices of hatred, fighting, and jealousy. These inner traits will become toxic in us and lead us into certain death.
But if we prepare for ourselves a ‘New Taste’, we can allow ourselves a new hunger. No matter what the world has shown us, we begin to seek what is good. James 1:17 says, “Every good and perfect gift is from God.” ~NIRV
We begin to seek the good in God’s Word.
The Word can teach us to become kind and forgiving. To love, have joy in our hearts and find peace during our struggles.
As we grow in God’s Word, we begin to hunger for more of God’s love. And when we thirst for Him, He will fill us.
This new healthy intake feeds our spirit. And when the Spirit within us grows strong, it will help us fight the desires of the flesh.
Righteousness is digestible in the temple God created for us. It is the fruit that allows us life. Prepare your taste for what is good.
What is good comes from God!
May God continue to give you strength, wisdom and direction on your journey in Christ name.
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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