Over the 4th of July I learned just what joy and abandon you can have while experiencing this verse. Have you ever stopped to really look at your life? So many things that we take for granted are gifts that God has given just for our joy and pleasure, and yet we take them for granted.
Do we really need a sunset that has every color from gold to raspberry to deep purple? Couldn't we live our whole lives without feeling that crisp autumn air as the leaves drift down in multi-colored waves? Summer would still march on without strawberries, watermelon and barbeque.
How wonderful that we have a God of Abundence! He looks beyond our needs and supplies us with things that are meant to enhance our lives with joy and contentment.
Things like chocolate cake!
I have been focused so much on the "meat and veggies" that I had forgotten about the sheer wonder of chocolate cake! So concerned with trudging through my day that I forgot to look around at all the little "I love yous" that God gives us.
So, what opened my eyes to seeing the abundance of God? Well, see for yourself...
Yes, that is Abby, enjoying her first ever taste of chocolate cake. If she could form multi-syllable words I am sure that she would be saying "Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD!"
Don't you wish you could remember what that first-ever taste of chocolate cake was like? Finding out that there was more to it than the meat and veggie world you had been living in? The joy and wonder of the experience? That you could keep that feeling every time you had another slice?
I have discovered that I want my relationship with God to be just like that first ever taste of chocolate cake. I want to remember that he takes joy in supplying abundantly where we don't even know to ask.
I want the wonder and excitement of my first meeting with him to always stay just that fresh in my heart.