Jan 22, 2014

Wednesday in the Word- O Taste and See The Lord is Good

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8

Have you ever just had a hankering for something and you knew that you would not be satisfied until you got it? Well, that is how I felt about Mashed Potatoes!

I had everything I needed to make my mashed potatoes and my sweet husband (God bless his little heart) calls me to say, "Cindy, BABY, (he adds the "baby" in when he wants something) my office is having a cookout and I signed you up for potato salad and I need for you to make that today because it is for tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!! Okay, so being the submissive sweet wife that I am......I said "Sure, no problem! Of course I must confess that I didn't say that until AFTER I told him I had bought potatoes for my hankering!!!  I decided I would not be outdone so on to Plan B. I just so happened to have a pack of frozen cubed hashbrowns. Mashed potatoes was still in the making. 

You know what else I thought about though? What if we had such a hankering for Jesus? We cannot be satisfied because we desire more of Him!More of His Word, More praying, More meditation on Him, More listening to Him, MORE of Him period...so much so that we will go to Plan B to get More of HIM! 

I can remember when I was raising my three girls how hard it was at times to get just an extra 5 minutes to study His Word. It was hard to deliberately make the choice to make the time...somehow, somewhere and someway. On one particular day (another story for another day) I remember vividly praying, "Lord, give me a desire to know You more...give me a passion for Your Word and give me the "Time" I need. Help me Father not to settle for 2nd best. 

From that time on the Lord gave me a hankering. I'd look for ways to come up with Plan B. My Plan B at times was waiting till my girls was in bed for the night while other times I would arise 30 minutes early prior to getting them up and ready for their day. Some days I would grab 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there. A lot of times I simply had to choose between good things and greater things! HARD? Oh yes! SATISFYING? Oh yes! You see, when you have a hankering for Jesus HE MAKES A WAY! Somehow, somewhere and someway! Sometimes...we just gotta have a Plan B!

Good, Better, Best....Never let it rest until your Good is Better and Your Better is Best!

And once we taste Him...Oh my friend...HE IS SO GOOD!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


  1. Love this post Cindy! And I have never heard the good, better, best but I love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Connie Royals

  2. It's wonderful that He blesses with a hankering for Him. Thanks for that perfectly-relatable, southern fried version of that wonderful truth! :)

  3. HE is so good and I hanker for Him all the time!

  4. You are so good, Cindy, and so right. ...Christine

  5. Such a beautiful analogy Cindy. I still am striving to read my scriptures daily. Always start out good the first of the year, but already slacking off. I need a hankering!


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Hugs and blessings, Cindy