I don’t know if you can exactly call this a “talent” but I can read a recipe and pretty much tell what it is going to taste like when it’s made. I’m very rarely wrong. And whether it is an official talent or not I feel pretty proud about it and tend to think highly of myself on this count. It has great advantages. You know how they tell you never to try a new recipe on company? That doesn’t bother me. I’ve made many things for the first time for company with great success. It saves both time and money.
There is such satisfaction in making delicious food for friends when you can really tell they enjoy your cooking. They return for second helpings. They ask for the recipe. They make comments like; “That was REALLY good.” When those things happen I know I have a hit and then that recipe goes in the “keeper” file.
I wonder if God feels the same way when we compliment him on His Word. The Bible is food for the soul and it satisfies something deeper than any physical hunger we have. When we get a good taste of it we want a second helping. “Wow God! That was REALLY good.” Once we get hooked on God’s recipes, we really don’t want anybody else’s cooking.
The psalmist says; “How sweet are Thy words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103) We put His recipes into our keeper file and then we pass them along to others who are hungry for the good stuff. And He’s just sitting up there on His throne smilin’ away, so happy that the meal was such a great success!
Now for the audio version: