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Monday, 15 August 2011

The Taste Buds Test - and giveaway winners



Always, taste spiritual
food only God can provide!


Cucumbers and leeks - what a snack.

Well that is what the recently escaped nation thought. Since they had been redeemed by the Passover of God from Egypt their taste buds hadn’t been converted. When they experienced some difficulties and were dissatisfied with manna their taste buds cried out for cucumbers. Surely they could have desired something more substantial. They did mention fish but mostly vegetables.

I find it amazing the way their taste buds are simply an expression of their hearts. They forgot the harsh living conditions of slavery. They forgot Pharaoh’s edict to kill all the male babies. They forgot the signs and wonders God did on their behalf. There wasn’t anything wrong with cucumbers and garlic etc. What was wrong was that their taste, which is a symbol of unconverted priorities, swamped their hunger for God. (Read Numbers 11). The result, malnourished spirit, forgetfulness and glaucoma over their spiritual eyesight! Fatal to faith, obedience and blessing.

Cucumbers and I don’t agree so I’d never hanker for them. Unfortunately what they represent has sometimes infected my spiritual taste buds resulting in a loss of appetite for the manna of God. Mercifully, God the Chef of Heaven wont let me, or you, stay away from His restaurant, cafeteria, barbeque or bistro too long where His ‘bread, meat, milk and wine’ and other Heavenly food are served. He has His way of dealing with legitimate and illegitimate taste bud desires which exclude His meals for our spirit. When Heaven’s Chef is despised, beware!

May our taste buds tingle with the same desire Jesus spoke about in John 4:34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work.’

Ray, with a growing hunger.
Thank you for your comments, Lisa Harris and nickandkathleen and you are both winners of Ray's book.
Watch out for another  giveaway opportunity for Ray's other devotional meditation, Children: God's Special Interest on "Ray on Monday".
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