Getting My Honey Buzz
Many health experts say that green tea is good for us. Ok, sounds great, but I cannot drink it straight. The tea needs a touch of something sweet. Keeping the idea of health in mind, a teaspoon of raw honey in it instead of processed sugar seems to do the trick. But after this golden sugar goes into the tea, I’m not always ready to put the bottle away. I often tilt the bottle above my head and squeeze it so that a sweet river cascades into my mouth. It tingles as it strikes my tongue, and I get a bit of a honey buzz. There is nothing quite like it!
The Honey of God
This practice makes Psalm 119:103 come alive when it says, “How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” That is an amazing thing to say. The writer of Psalm 119 most likely knew what it’s like to have pure honey on his tongue, and to say that God’s Word is sweeter is a bold statement—especially in a psalm about keeping God’s laws. Yes, His laws are sweeter than honey. The restraints and boundaries God places on our lives that so many take issue with are indeed “sweet” to the man or woman who runs hard after God.
Now most people (including many Christians) do not consider God’s parameters (or anyone else’s) on their life as being sweet. But when we truly know God and cling to His ways, a sweet peace settles in our hearts. When we follow God’s ways, we experience the sweetness that comes with following Him. Despite what the world and the temptations around us say, following God’s rules is the best way to attain joy and fulfillment. Joy does not come from drunkenness, free sex, greed, or getting our own way. It comes from living under God’s authority. This really is true. With God’s grace I try my best to live life this way. Although my life may not be one of worldly success, I have a peace in my heart. I have found the sweetness of God.
The Little Things of God
PS. I found it amazing that God uses a tiny insect to produce something so sweet. So many simple things in creation, like bees, we often over look or even consider a pest, but God created bees with a couple of incredible missions. They produce honey, one of the best known sweeteners, and they pollinate food crops that feed the world. We cannot over look the seemly simple things that God has done. He has a plan for everything!Share This: