Delighting in God’s Presence
Dec 26 – Jan 2
Taste and See
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 12/26/20
To delight in the presence of God, you must first taste and see that He is good.
Over and over again in the Bible, God draws near to the people He loves so much. He walks with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (see Genesis 3:8). He speaks to Moses from a burning bush (see Exodus 3). And, ultimately, He puts on flesh, becoming one of us (see John 1:14). Over and over again, God draws near to us and invites us to taste and see−to experience Him for ourselves.
God calls each one of us to come to Him and develop a firsthand understanding of His love and kindness. No one else−no pastor, spouse, or parent−can do this for you. You must personally experience His presence and learn what it means to delight in Him.
How do you experience the presence of God? Begin by spending time in His Word. Our God has given us a 1,200-page letter about who He is. So turn to the Scripture today and connect with your heavenly Father. As you do, the experience of the psalmist will become yours: “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103).
Taste and see that the Lord is good. The sooner you begin, the sooner you will be able to experience His wonderful presence working in and through you.
Prayer: Father, thank You for drawing near to me, for giving me Your Word, for giving me Your Son, for giving me Your Spirit. You are good. I praise Your holy name! I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8).