1. This really ministered to me. Thank you for pulling out the example of David! God blesses me each & everday. But the biggest blessing that is that I’m carrying another child in my womb.

  2. Taste and see.
    I’m more likely to see first and then . . . maybe, taste.
    I appreciate your illustration and application!

  3. God can use anything or anybody to speak to us, even a chunk of cheese. It’s all about Him. There are so many things we don’t see as a fear, I never considered, the fear of being favored. Until recently, I didn’t even realize how much I was. He’s not a respecter of persons, He’ll do it for anyone. That’s His nature, that’s grace, now that’s favor.

  4. Rachel,
    I just celebrated being married two years to my wonderful and caring husband. That might not sound like a great accomplishment, but for both of us this gift of God’s goodness is like a crown after a long and difficult race (for both of us in previous marriages). I want to, like the Message version says, “Get the word out!” Though I went through a long, dark valley, God was faithful to walk me THROUGH and bless me on the other side. I want others to taste and see that the Lord is good! Great stuff here Rachel 🙂

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      Bev, sounds like you have a wonderful story to share of God’s faithfulness and goodness. I pray God gives you the opportunity to share his goodness with many people. I know he will. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  5. Rachel, this is so true! I am guilty of number one all the time. I want so much to tell others about a healing or answered prayer I received, but I hesitate because of those I see suffering through difficult trials. You explained it so perfectly here, but I’d never realized it before. Those thoughts are just keeping me from sharing of God’s goodness with others, and I need to let go of that doubt and proclaim Him first! Blessings to you today:)

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      Kristine, thanks so much. At first I hesitated when I wrote that point. But, now I’m glad I did. 🙂 Blessings to you too.

  6. I am fast to thank other people, but I do not thank God for His goodness. Praising Him is something that I need to be more deliberate about in 2016. Thanks for the inspiration.

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      Me too. I need constant reminders. If we keep trying, hopefully it will become a habit. 🙂

  7. I really like your illustration here. This is my first time visiting your blog. What drew me to read was the title! 🙂 I was preparing my heart to take Communion a couple of weeks ago, confessing doubts and fears to the Lord beforehand. As I partook of the bread and juice, the Lord dropped into my heart..”taste and see that the Lord is good”…it was a very special time of joy. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and bringing to mind again how wonderfully good the Lord is!

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      So glad you visited Karen. I love moments with the Lord like you describe. When God speaks to us so clearly it is beautiful and uplifting.

  8. Rachel, this is good encouragement, friend! I often fall into #2, afraid I’ll sound flippant or superspiritual. Your post reminds me that often I give thanks to God for good, things, but I fail to share my good news and blessings with others, so they can buy the cheese too! (Just kidding, so they can recognize God.)

    Yesterday God gave our family a lovely road trip, just an hour and a half each way to see my son and celebrate my husband’s birthday!

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      Betsy, how lovely to visit your son and thank you for sharing your blessing. I know how special that must have been. Grateful for you and the opportunity to get to know you more.

  9. You have left me hungry for a soft creamy cheese with an orange rind covering!Taste and see God’s goodness sounds so much more persuasive than “luck” – and to those who cannot see beyond their own struggles to see that others have struggles – just different struggles – it is a hard sell – because they don’t see/believe God’s favoritism reaches to them – and, yet, that is when we need to press in with God’s praise more! Your post is soul-nutritious!

  10. “Discover and take notice of God’s goodness in every circumstance of life.” So important for me to remember and do. And I also need to share that with others. Thank you for this valuable reminder. Joining you from Coffee for Your Heart.

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