Monday, July 19, 2021

Psalm 34:8 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.


Hi, my name is Stephen, and I was a slave to sin and addiction. I served these things for many years of my life. The chains around my feet were formed out of selfishness. The whip that drove me was pride. Fear was the walls I constructed around my prison, and addiction was the forced labor I chose to endure. I hated the slave driver that put me there and vowed to find him and end all this torment, pain, and bondage.


I searched and searched, and finally, I found him. He wasn’t who I thought he would be and wasn’t anything that I thought he was. He was just a scared little boy with a ton of insecurities, a boy who just wanted to fit into all the wrong places and spurn the right ones. A scared little boy in need of a Savior, and that scared little slave driver was me! I cracked the whip. I put the chains on. I stayed bound up in fear and addiction.


It wasn’t until I met the One whose love lights up the darkness, who took me by the hand and said, “It’s okay, you’re free, you’re mine, you’re forgiven, and will be with Me forever!” Thank You, King Jesus!!! What a day it was that day I walked out of slavery and into freedom. Who would have thought that freedom would have been found in surrender?


Jesus is waiting to set you free as well. He doesn’t require anything more than your surrender and acceptance of Him as your Savior. Give Him your heart and your sins, and let Him lead you into His rest. Please don’t just take my word for it, but try it for yourself. The Lord tells you to try it before you buy it, and once you get a taste of His freedom, you won’t want to ever give it back!


I love you all, God bless and Glory, Honor, and Praise to My Papa, My King, and My Comforter!!!




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