Taste/See

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; 
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
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Sitting by the lake with my granola bar and my
½ decaf/ ½  hot water/extra milk/two Splenda coffee
God reminds of something I already know.
He’s like that when we pay attention.  
He likes to speak to us in our ordinary life
doing ordinary things.  

I’ve been trying to slow down when I eat. 
And ever so slowly I savor the granola bar
the sweet chocolaty taste
lingering on my tongue.

And it’s so much more enjoyable this way
than the usual 
     bite
            chew
                  swallow, 
food sliding right over the tastebuds
reducing eating to mere mechanics.    

And I get it.  

It’s the same with you, isn’t it LORD?  
It’s taking time to savor your words,
allowing them to linger in my thoughts,
giving time for them to find their way
into the recesses of my heart.

This . . . THIS  is 
tasting and seeing that you are good.
that I am safe making you my refuge.    

Oh Lord, help me slow down as I come to you and 
the food  you have for my soul.   

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******************************************************** One of the things I like to do is create a visual of scripture and as I create it, it helps my ADHD brain to meditate/focus on the truth of scripture.  Below ** you’ll find my visual for Psalm 34:8

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**ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) created by Carol.  Zentangle is a fun relaxing way to create images by drawing repetitive patterns. Creating images using this method helps me remember works/thoughts/scripture

joining today with
Imperfect Prose/Emily Weirenga
Just Write/The Extraordinary Ordinary
Words of Life Wednesdays, Rebekah Hughes
Thought Provoking Thursdays, Lyli Dunbar