Sustenance from the archives+: Search

Sustenance from the archives+ (14)

If you want to know who Jesus is, search the Scriptures. He is present in every book from Genesis to Revelation.

“You search and keep on searching and examining the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and yet it is those [very Scriptures] that testify about Me; and still you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life” (John 5:39-40, AMP).

“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13, HCSB).

“Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the [writings of the] prophets, He explained and interpreted for them the things referring to Himself [found] in all the Scriptures” (Luke 24:27, AMP).

“Then He opened their minds to [help them] understand the Scriptures, and said, “And so it is written, that the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance [necessary] for forgiveness of sins would be preached in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem” (Luke 24:45-47, AMP).

“Now some Greeks were among those who went up to worship at the festival. So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, ‘Sir, we want to see Jesus'” (John 12:20-21, HCSB).

Like the Greeks who came to worship, may this be our cry, “We want to see Jesus.”


Today’s post is for Day 18 of the series, “Sustenance from the archives+,” that is part of the 31 Days Free Writes writing challenge. The prompt is, “Search.” To read the post for Day 17, click on the link below.

Day 17: Pause

Reasons to Praise: Day 18 – Taste

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Taste is one of the five traditional senses. It is an effortless process involving, according to Wikipedia, “the sensation produced when a substances in the mouth reacts chemically with taste receptor cells located on taste buds.” Not a very enticing description, you may agree.

Unless you have the rare condition called “ageusia” which is “an inability to taste, sour, bitter, or salty substances,” all you need to do to taste is to put a substance in your mouth. To savor, however, is a totally different experience.

To savor is to taste and enjoy completely. Other definitions are “to enjoy the taste or smell of (something) for as long as possible, or for a long time; to have experience of; to taste or smell with pleasure (relish); to delight in.”

Psalm 34:8 invites us to “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”

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I want to challenge us to do more than taste of the Lord, but to savor Him in all His fullness and to savor the life He gives, every moment of it. This process of savoring requires intentionality, however, and time.

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To savor requires slowing down. It is impossible to savor in a hurry. How about it? Take time to savor … this moment, the breath in your lungs, a meal, the scent of shampoo, the color of a flower, the smile shifting your cheek bones upward.

Father, Thank You that You want us to know You intimately, and enjoy You and every moment of our lives fully.

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This post is number 18 of the series “Reasons to Praise.” Joining Kate Motaung for 31 days of Five Minute Free Writes.