Last week as I was jogging a new route, I caught a glimpse of something in the distance. As I drew a little closer, it was just as I expected. HONEYSUCKLES. At first I just jogged on by. I had a good pace going and didn’t want to mess it up. As I continued on, I began to think about those times that I pulled my bicycle off the side of the road as a little kid and enjoyed that refreshing taste. IT BECAME TOO MUCH RESIST! I had to stop and go back. Why interrupt a good pace? Why risk looking a little strange to those passing by and seeing a grown man picking honeysuckles??? BECAUSE I’VE TASTED.
This experience brought a Bible verse to mind. Psalm 34:8 says, Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! What an AWESOME VERSE! Many times we get so busy with life and everything it throws at us; that we don’t pray, read The Word, or spend time in worship. This is what I’ve ALWAYS found to be true. WHEN I SPEND TIME WITH GOD, IT’S ALWAYS GOOD! If you’ve never given your life to Jesus, don’t wait another moment. Stop reading this blog and talk to Him. YOU WILL SEE just how good He really is. Don’t get too busy for the things that matter most.
Was it worth taking a few minutes away from my run that day and maybe even risking a little embarrassment? ABSOLUTELY!