"Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him."
The morning of the day that I received my surprise gift of Godiva truffles from a friend, I had been at Bible study. The topic of the day was God's unfailing love. Some of the discussion focused on the little blessings he sometimes puts in our path to remind us that he is with us, caring for us, loving us, helping us persevere, and sometimes even just spoiling us rotten. Many times, the blessing comes in the form of a beautiful reminder from scripture that the God of creation and all of history completely understands my circumstances in this moment of 2011. Often it's a word of wisdom or encouragement, a reminder of a simple yet profound truth I'd forgotten, and sometimes, frankly, it's the kick in the pants that I know I need. Truly, the Bible is full of rich, delicious truth.
Many times God's blessings to us come through our family members, our friends, or some success along the way. Sometimes, they even come in the form of decadent chocolate! But one thing is certain: His love for us is LAVISH. Go ahead...INDULGE!
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14
"The Lord your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding." Ephesians 1:7-8
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1