Savour The Flavour

July 31, 2014
by Martin Wiles

When the smell wafts through every crevice of our home and finally passes under my nostrils, my mouth waters.

Fried chicken … southern style. There's nothing like it. My wife knows how to season it just right. I could eat it every day. From a good health standpoint, I understand that it's probably not beneficial for me. The grease clogs my arteries, and the skin houses enough fat and grease to do a magnificent clogging job. But I savour the flavour and taste, and I plan to keep eating it on every occasion when I can wrap my mouth around a juicy piece of it. Some things are worth dying for.

But one thing I savour more than fried chicken is my time with God.

Psalm 34:8 – Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! (NLT)

Time with God doesn't just happen. It must be planned and purposed. Even in my years of rebellion, I made time for Him. I read my Bible and prayed regularly. I didn't necessarily enjoy the time as much as I could have, but I squeezed God in. Just as frying up a pan of crispy chicken requires effort, making time for God does as well.

Not all habits are unhealthy or destructive. Spending time with the Saviour is one which is healthy and productive. The reason that I've been able to maintain consistency in savouring my time with the Father is because my parents taught me to make it a habit. Habits happen regularly.

When my spirit is on good terms with God, I always relish my time with Him more. This enjoyment makes me want to come back again and again … every day … and all throughout each day.

Are you savouring time with God? If not, ask Him to reveal what's preventing you from seeking and enjoying time with Him.

Prayer: Lord of heaven and earth, draw us into a daily, consistent, and enjoyable time with You. May we savour Your presence in our life. Amen.

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Martin Wiles <mandmwiles@gmail.com>
Greenwood, South Carolina, USA

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Enjoyed today’s reading Martin. Good thought.
    God Bless.


    Martin!
    Amen! How true – time with God is best savoured time! Blessings always!


    Martin – Thank you for a meditation which was refreshing — talking and spending time with the Lord. Amen.


    Such a lovely message, Martin. You are right – we should “savour” our time in study and prayer. Thank you for those wise and meaningful thoughts.


    Well done Martin. Savoring the flavor of God’s Word is the perfect seasoning for our lives.
    Blessings.


    Good Morning!
    Excellent reminder that we need to make time for God in our every day lives.
    Do continue to write… and enjoying the occasional Southern fried chicken!
    God bless!


    Dear Martin Wiles,
    Your devotional is super — the matching of illustration and scripture, etc.
    Life is a great gift from God, and we should honor God for giving it, and take cautions not to harm that gift. YOU want to be able to write your fine devotions for as long as possible.
    No unwholesome food is “worth dying for.”


    Good Morning Martin:
    As always, a great devotional. This one portraying the importance of spending time with our Lord and Saviour – A time that allows us to grow lovingly, patiently, forgivingly and spiritually because we have talked and walked with the King of Kings. So often I notice the glow I receive from my fellowship with Him becomes evident in all situations and my entire attitude changes because the light of His glory guides my walk and talk because my burdens and personal opinions have been left at the foot of the cross and His countenance is present with me.
    Thank you for your fine work in the Lord.


    Thank you, Martin, for your thought provoking words.
    God bless you richly.


    Thank you for the reminder.

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