When someone speaks a kind word to you, what happens, inside and out?
How does it make you feel? Think? How does it change you?
That encouragement to your soul becomes “sweet to the mind” (AMP). Negative thoughts are driven out, as Christ-like thoughts surface and “cheer you up”.
Heaviness gives way to lightness. Fretfulness dissolves into peace.
This is why God wants us to feast on His Word. Not just because it’s good for us, but because it IS good! And it is FOR us!
It makes us spiritually healthy and wise.
Some tastes require no adjusting to. From the first time a food or liquid touches our tongues, we love the taste.
Picture the expression of a small child tasting something sweet for the first time. Eyes light up and mouths open up wide hoping for more!
Psalm 119 describes God’s Word as “sweet.” Maybe that was not his actual first thought though! Maybe the writer had to acquire this taste over time. But by the time he wrote this psalm, he was hooked. He loved everything about the delicious taste of God’s Word. To him, God’s Word was sweet — sweeter than honey.
Oh, God, make Your Word sweeter than honey in our mouths!
“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet and delightful to the soul and healing to the body,” Proverbs 16:24 AMP.
“How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103.
~ Mary Lindow ©
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|Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others in all generations and careers or vocations to live and express excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She is a sought after keynote inspirational and humorous speaker and teacher throughout the United States internationally in Ministers conferences, International Spiritual leaders Conferences, and in National and International training seminars for various organizations.|