Thursday, June 4, 2009

THANKFUL THURSDAY....spiritual sweet tooth

DO YOU HAVE A SWEET TOOTH? What is the sweetest thing that you can think of? Is it a favorite flavor of ice cream (Oh... chocolate mint!) or is it your favorite candy (snickers for me!) or maybe it is just that rich chocolate cake that melts in your mouth!

Before there was refined sugar (which is needed to make all of those yummy things I just mentioned!), the sweetest taste that people could enjoy was HONEY!
It comes no surprise to me then that when the psalmist tried to describe how good the Word of God was, he thought of the greatest example of sweetness that people could recognize at that time ... honey!

PSALM 19:9,10 "The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair. They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb."

The Psalmist was saying that the Word of God tastes like the sweetest thing he had ever known.

What kind of taste does reading and meditating upon the Word leave in your mouth? Is it a sweet taste or a sour one?
God intends for His Word to be an invigorating taste sensation ... a treat! It is my desire to have a spiritual sweet tooth so I can savor each and every delicacy of His Word! I am so thankful on this Thankful Thursday for each of you, my friends and for the sweet cravings of more of Him.

What are you thankful for today? Please write about it and share your grateful heart with us by linking up with us below in mr. linky!

*confused about the hostess schedule for TT? Please see my sidebar for the schedule for future Thankful Thursday host sites. *

** looks like mr linky is acting up tonight. If you go ahead and click on the following Mr linky, it will take you to the place for you to link your TT post to us. Check back, I will try to fix it as soon as mr. linky will let me, otherwise you can just click on the mr linky header below and visit the TT participants that way. **


20 comments:

Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

Girl. Looks, at least to me that Mr. Linky is not displying correctly???? Anyhoo, will check back.

Shelby said...

Thanks, Laurie! I went off your theme but I love the chance to participate.

Rita T. said...

Great theme this week. Have a great day!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Oh my, our God does have a sense of humor! My post is about bees and then I clicked over to link up to yours and it is about honey! At least I know He is working even if He choose to show it today through bees!

Pia said...

i'd love to have a spiritual sweet tooth too. happy TT, laurie. God bless!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Oh... boy do I ever have a sweet tooth. You said the S word (Snickers). I may have to have hubby sneak out to get me one. Oh, I'm so horrible.. lol

God Chaser said...

great topic and thought for today. I too have a sweet tooth, A sweet tooth for the Savior. Thanks for this one.

Daisy said...

Oh I love this topic! But it's 3am here now but I would love to join! I'd be posting for this soon as I get home from work tomorrow! But for now all my prayers are with you and the other participants...

Denise said...

I really like this weeks theme dear, bless you.

Rocks said...

Hi Laurie! here's mine for this week :)
http://theabadianos.com/2009/06/thankful-thursday.html

HAve a sweet thankful thursday!!

Laurie Ann said...

Laurie, this was just great, and perfect timing for me. I definitely have a sweet tooth when it comes to reading the Word of God! Great post and beautiful picture, too. Busy day for me so I will be making the rounds tomorrow, I suppose.

Jerralea said...

Very thought-provoking post! Thanks, Laurie

Lauren said...

I loved taking part in Thankful Thursday ... what a great idea! Thanks so much for hosting and thanks you for stopping by my blog to check it out! I am, indeed, very blessed! ... and I have a very very sweet tooth too!! :)

In Him~Lauren

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

I've always loved that verse, too!! I love the comparison of honey to the word of God--so sweet to the taste. God's word just gives everything else so much FLAVOR!

LauraLee Shaw said...

His sweet love has gotten me through many bitter times. Thank YOU!

bp said...

That's a fun theme! I had already started typing my TT post earlier this week of things I was thankful for each day so I didn't go with it this week.

Have a good day!

Raise Them Up said...

I wish my sweet tooth for God's Word DID match my cravings for cookies and chocolate. That is a neat way to look at it!

Debbie said...

Very interesting theme for our thankful Thursday Laurie. But I had a good time with it even though I'm a bit late in posting today. Thank you for hosting us.

Marsha said...

I'm sorry I'm so late getting this up today. I'm a world in chaos right now and can't hardly think straight! But I am thankful!

Have a blessed week, Laurie.

Daisy said...

hanks for returning to my TT post! XoXoX

I really love this week's topic!