I enjoy baking and though I don’t get to do it often, I still find myself watching tons of baking shows. I watched one cake-baking competition that had some really strange flavor combinations. As the judge went around, I expected them to sample things along the way. That way I could see if the combinations were good or not, but this particular judge would fake taste the ingredients. He was picking and choosing what he would sample. It was hilarious for me to watch and try to figure out if he’d really sample it or not, but then I had this thought. How many Christians are faking the taste test? How many are sitting in the pews, raising their hands, but not actually tasting to see that the Lord is good?
When someone has tasted a good meal, drink, or dessert, they don’t stop after one bite. They keep going. They ask for seconds. And after the meal is finished, they might even start to crave it. But it all begins with one taste…
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV
When we accept Jesus as the Lord and Savior of our lives, we have our first taste. We become like infants, desperate for spiritual milk. Crying out for more nourishment. But so often, we’re actually starving. We’ve tasted. We’ve seen. But we don’t return for more because we’re distracted by earthly things and then we become stuck in this infantlike spiritual state while our physical bodies mature.
If you have indeed tasted that the Lord is good, then you should have no problem pursuing Him daily. If you’re not pursuing Him regularly, then there may be something in your heart or mind that needs addressing. This post isn’t for condemnation. This is a call for an inspection. God is good and He wants good things for His children. But, have you fully embraced that truth in your heart? Take a moment to reflect on the goodness of God and create a regular rhythm for tasting that goodness.