Everybody who knows me understands that I love sweet things. Those who really know me also know that I love Milo and crackers. Those who really, really know me know that I love my Milo cold, with condensed milk, 3-4 spoons in the glass, because my real objective is to have the crunchy part on the top. I really do not care about the drink itself – I mean, I will drink it so that I do not waste it, but I just want the crunch. At fifty years old, I have not yet outgrown Milo or Horlicks. They still are and I guess will be for a long time – my natural comfort food.
The scriptures are replete with examples of the sweetness of God’s Word. One of my favorites is Psalm 119:103
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Something that is sweet to our taste is something that we desire to have more and more of. When I think of how much I love the Word of God, I can safely say that I love it more than a cold glass of Milo. Unlike the Milo though, when I feed on the Word, I just want to dig deeper and deeper into it. I am not just content to eat off the top. Have you ever read a scripture and gotten a meaning from it, only to go back a few weeks, days, maybe months later, read it again and get a new revelation for that time and season in your life? The sweetness of God’s Word is so attractive to me. If I were a child still, I would say “Yummy”
The Word has become my comfort food. It is where I turn to when I feel low in my spirit. David said in Psalm 43:5
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (NIV)
This Word reminds me that despite my troubles, my hope must be in God and I should praise Him. When I speak this Word to myself, I am encouraged in the Lord, for He is my defense in times of trouble, He is my strong tower, He is my comforter. This Word is sweetness to my soul.
The Word is my rest. In Proverbs 3:24 I am assured of rest, sweet sleep. Have you ever gone to bed and woke up feeling really rested? When I have trouble sleeping, this my assurance for rest. Because of this Word I can enter into His rest for He has promised me sweet sleep.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
I can sleep without fear, and be free from worry. I will wake up feeling on top of the world, ready for a new day, ready to face the challenges that come my way. I need not worry about tomorrow because He has promised that I need not be anxious for anything. Because I trust Him, I can be at peace.
How sweet is the Word of God to you? Feel free to post your comments on how you apply the Word to the daily situations that you face.
Sylvia M Dallas
Poet, Author, Photographer and Teacher of the Word and CEO and Director of Creator Services at The Publisher's Notebook Limited based in Jamaica. She is married to Rohan Dallas, is a proud grandmother, loves coffee (Jamaican, of course), loves great tasting and healthy food, love to cook and is an unabashed follower of Jesus Christ. Her books AND THE PRISONERS HEARD THEM, THE RIGHT KIND OF INTIMACY and THE BED DEFILED are available on Amazon.