1 Peter 2:1-3 NIV
“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hiprocracy, envy and slander of every kind. 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.”
Have you ever tasted the goodness of the Lord?
I have, and it taste of sweet things, things that today I try to savor. For me, the goodness of the Lord comes from the grace He pours out on me in His mercy.
His goodness comes to me in the form of things that I cannot do or accomplish for myself. In His mercy, I have received the blessings of sobriety, and in His mercy, I have been released from the chains of alcoholism and drug addiction. In His mercy, I have become aware of many of my sins and my shortcomings, and in His mercy I have found the courage to humble myself and seek the forgiveness of those I have sinned against. In His mercy, my eyes have been opened to His grace, in spite of my humanity and my natural inclination to follow the temptations of the world.
I have tasted the goodness of the Lord and today I will crave the pure spiritual milk that can only fill my soul. Like the new man I am in sobriety, I will seek His will for me this day. In prayer, I will thank Him for my sobriety and ask that He continue to shower me with His mercy and grace, filling my life with His blessings and His Goodness, and that He give me the courage to be His humble servant for another day.
May you taste the goodness of the Lord this day.
Jon B. Korn
Alcoholic, Addict and Sinner, Saved by Grace