Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. ~ 1 Peter 2:2-3
The word “taste” means to experience. With this being my second pregnancy, I can say that I’m not at all surprised by a lot of the things happening in my body, whereas with my first pregnancy, everything was unexpected, and sometimes scary. For example, I’m not surprised—though annoyed—that I can’t tolerate any sugary foods or dairy products. Once you’ve experienced something, you feel a little more comfortable the second and third times around (not that I plan to be pregnant a third time around). But it’s like that with faith. The first time you experience faith, or the Holy Spirit, or even the voice of God, it can be quite scary because you’ve never experienced anything like it before. But once you’ve experienced God and the power of His Holy presence, you’ll never want to miss out on it again.
God longs for us to spend daily time with Him, not just for the “experience,” but for the relationship. But it’s through that intimate relationship that we are able to experience, to taste, the goodness of the Lord.
Father, thank you for our relationship and the times I’m able to step into and experience Your Holy Presence. Help me to desire and to seek after that intimate time with You on a daily basis. Father, I pray that You would be with us today and always. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.