Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | August 15, 2022

At His Table

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Psalm 119:103 (ESV)

Cookouts are the best part of summer.  Love gathering with friends around the pool and savoring all the delish food cooked on the grill. Who wouldn’t want to gather at the table to sample all those homemade sides and churned ice cream? Greatest compliment ever is when someone says, “Text me that recipe.”  Bet no one wants to hear, “What store did you get that at?”  Keeping it real here friends – arriving with my store-bought goods when everyone else fills the table with grandma’s famous recipe isn’t my fave thing to do.

When it comes to God’s table – what am I bringing? Do I bring an open mind? Am I stopping in for a brief visit? Am I seeking deep truths or am I settling for a routine? Do I leave others desiring more of Jesus?

It’s easy to slide up to the table, soak in what others are sharing and then move on to the next thing on our list. Not exactly a recipe that serves us well. Failing to go deep, to seek and search out God’s truths positions us to settle for less.

What robs us of the most important relationship in our life? What keeps us from engaging with others as we study and live out critical truths?

Don’t know about you, but often we feel inadequate and uneducated. Past sins or lack of knowledge convince us we don’t deserve a seat. Intimidated, we slink back. Worst yet is we’re so busy – no time in  our schedule, so we glance and grab the easiest scripture marking it off our list.

Regardless, there’s a place for everyone at God’s table. For the one who is weary and tired, you can find rest. For the one who struggles constantly, you can find love and mercy. For the one who has just embarked on their faith journey, He’s been waiting for you to draw close. For the one who is running further and further away, you can find exactly what you need. For the one who’s hungry for more, God will quench their hunger and thirst. For the one whose appetite has settled for less, He will truly satisfy. For the one who has been absent for a long time, His arms are open wide. For the one who feels unworthy, He clothes in righteousness. For the one who thinks they know it all, He illuminates mystery. For the one who’s never met Jesus, there’s always room for one more.

When it comes to God’s table all are welcome. So let’s make sure we come desiring to go deeper. Let’s prepare our heart, mind and soul to receive and be transformed feasting on the truths of His word. Let’s make sure we engage with others sharing truths we would have otherwise missed. Greatest compliment ever is when someone says, “I want the Jesus you know.”

“Father, thank you for inviting us to Your table – to engage with You and grow in our faith as we do life together.”


For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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