DAY 18: “To Candy Corn or Not to Candy Corn?”

“There is great reward for those who eat and digest the Word of God”

There is something about me that you should know……. I love candy! No really, I LOOOOVVVVVVE CANDY!!!!!! I am even known as the “Candy Queen.”  Since I was a little girl, candy and I have had a very loving relationship. We have broken up many times along the way, but have always managed to get back together. Just when I think I can do without it, it appears in my shopping cart, comes home with me, goes in my secret candy drawer by my bed, and when the moment hits… sugar heaven! Well, with that being said, (and since Thanksgiving is tomorrow), there is only one thing to ask: To Candy Corn, or not to Candy Corn? That is the question. Are you a purest candy corn connoisseur, or are you team candy corn with the addition of chocolate? These things are important for hospitality purposes you know.  Just sayin’… If you come to my house, we will have both; however, you will be judged on your choice and added to one team or the other.  You see, our household is split on this decision, and we are very passionate about it.

Do you know that Jesus is sweeter than any candy you will ever eat?  Not only is He sweeter, but He satisfies! The sweet rush you get from the Word lasts and has no side effects!

“My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.” – Psalm 104:34 KJV

When we keep our eyes on Jesus, our meditation will be sweet.  And there is a bonus… we get gladness! Woohoo! We can use some extra gladness these days! Don’t worry, hang out with sweet Jesus, and get happy!

Psalm 119:103-105 NKJ First of all, fun fact… did you know that there are 176 verses in this Psalm? This is the longest and most perfect psalm in the bible! I encourage you to check it out. Right now, we are going to focus on Vs. 103-104: “How sweet are Your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore, I hate every wrong path.”  This whole section is talking about the benefits of being in God’s Word. It is sweeter than honey to our mouth. Not only does it taste sweet, but we gain understanding from the Word, and it keeps us make good choices. Verse 105 goes on to say, “Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path.” I don’t know about you, but I like to know where I’m going. With Jesus, His Word lights our path and shows our feet which way to go. Now that is sweet!

Song of Solomon 5:16: “His voice and speech are exceedingly sweet.” My dad had the most amazing baritone speaking and singing voice. I imagine God’s voice to be a lot like that only sweeter.

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart; the commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.” – Psalm 19:7-10 NIV

There is great reward for those who eat and digest the Word of God. God’s Word is sweeter than honeycomb, candy corn, chocolate, or any ice-cream sundae you could ever have!

“O taste and see that the Lord (our God) is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him).” – Psalm 34:8 AMP

This Thanksgiving, as you gather around the table with amazing food, family, and friends remember that whether you candy corn or not candy corn, Jesus is always sweeter!

Say this with me: “Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you that you are sweeter than all the candy in the universe. With you there is no sugar high, but a ‘Word’ high that revives us, satisfies us, gives light to our eyes and is a lamp unto our feet. Your sweetness brings joy to the heart, and we are truly blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied), when we taste and see that you are good! We are eternally grateful.”

Shalom,

Mama Swan