One day I got up before sunrise to walk and pray in the quiet. I prayed Psalm 119:103 over and over:
“How sweet are your words to my taste, [O Lord Jesus,] sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Psalm 119:103).
The Holy Spirit brought to my mind paraphrases of some of the sweet words of Jesus. I tasted them and found them delicious! I meditated on them and received nourishment for my soul. I prayed them and was strengthened to love my neighbor as the Lord loves me.
Taste and See
I invite you to take a moment now to taste the honey sweet words of the Lord Jesus Christ. “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). Then you might pass the honey to a friend!
- “Learn to live off of every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).
- “I turned water into wine – taste, drink and be satisfied!” (John 2:9).
- “Discover the food I live on: I always do the will of my Father and finish his work” (John 4:34).
- “The Father has given me heavens’ food – it never spoils! Work for this food by putting your trust in me” (John 6:27).
- “I am the Bread of Life – come to me and you will never go hungry” (John 6:35).
- “I am the Living Bread – eat and enjoy my abundant life forever” (John 6:51).
- “Put your confidence in me; rely on my Spirit; let the streams of my Living Waters flow into you and through you” (John 7:38-39).
- “Abide in me like a branch in the grapevine and you will bear much fruit” (John 15:5).
- “Here is my body for you to eat: Take Bread. Bless it. Break it. Give it” (Matthew 26:26).
- “Come to my banquet” (Luke 14:17).
- “I’m knocking. Open your heart and I will come in and eat with you” (Revelation 3:20).
More Soul Shepherding
Using the ancient practice of Lectio Divina will help you learn to meditate on Bible passages and hear God’s personal message for you. This is one of the spiritual disciplines that Kristi and I share in groups, classes, and retreats with pastors, pastor’s wives, and others who want to grow spiritually.