Tuesday, February 3, 2009


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” (Colossians 3:16).

Those of us who love chocolate know how good a candy bar can taste after we have not eaten one for a long time. But a greater pleasure enthralls our taste buds when the smooth richness of a Fanny May Trinidad spreads evenly over our tongues. It is hard to imagine a greater flavor until you have tasted the chocolate from a French candy boutique. Your entire body feels like it is melting with pleasure while you close your eyes to concentrate on the flavor.

Reading a scripture a day is eating a candy bar. Reading chapters each day is eating Trinidads. But soaking in God’s presence and applying his word to our daily lives is living in a French confectionery. This is what it means to allow the word of Christ to richly dwell in us.

Allow yourself time to sing songs to him. Use a hymnal to recall topics of praise. Allow your voice to raise in your own version of songs. Dwell on the truth that you live in his presence, that he loves you, that he has given you his grace to withstand any trial that comes to you. Indulge yourself in his promises and placing your life into his hands.

Today taste the sweetness of who he is.