We all love food and eating and if you don’t I’m sorry but you are crrraaaaazzzzyyyy. There is nothing like craving a certain dish, making it, and then enjoying it. Especially with those that you love.
You know the flavor, the comfort, and that deep satisfying feeling that you have in your soul.
Coming from a lady who has horrid pregnancy sickness while pregnant, sometimes you may even get teary eyed.
When I was reading in the Book of Mormon this week, Mormon says, “..therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.”
I read that and thought, “What! I love that!”
Tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.
One of the definitions of taste is to experience the flavor of.
Have I experienced Christ? Absolutely. Do I experience Him daily? I sure hope so.
Just like with food, I eat daily because I am hungry and need the nourishment. Our spirits are the same.
We should be craving Him in our lives, recogonizing the different ‘flavors’ of Him, and wanting to experience it with our loved ones.
Elder Takashi Wada said, “Feasting upon the words of Christ can happen at any time and on any occasion if we prepare our hearts to receive them. Feasting upon the words of Christ will bring life-sustaining revelation, reaffirm our true identity and worth before God as His child, and lead our friends unto Christ and everlasting life.
Just like when we eat we are fulfilled, when we partake of the words of Christ we are fulfilled in an even deeper manner.
Our relationship with Deity is something we need to work on constantly. President Spencer W. Kimball once observed: “I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures the distance narrows and the spirituality returns.”
Immerse, savor, feast, taste, devour, crave. Anyway you want to look at it, we should be consuming daily from Christ.
The greatest gift we can give ourselves in this life is a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven.
I have tasted of Christ when I have seen Him in the details of my life. I have savored of Christ when I have felt His calming spirit in my heart. I have feasted on Christ when I was desperate for answers, and I have craved Christ when I have needed to repent.
I once read this quote and it has stuck with me, “If we’re not hungry for Christ we’re probably too full of ourselves.”
The times in my life when I haven’t put forth that effort are drastically different from when I take time to Hear Him. There is peace in Their guidance in my life, and knowing I can ask for help of any kind, at any time. How beautiful is that!
Now go! Taste and know of the goodness of Christ!