So tonight was about this guy named King Me who built many little thrones in the kingdom of his heart. When God saw the little stuff, He inquires of them one by one.
God: What is this?
King Me: Ah, music… It`s my hobby… It relaxes me…
God: How about this one? Pleasure?
King Me: I work so hard… I need to get some time of… blah, blah, blah (I`m writing from memory, so these are not the exact words)
God: And is this a Queen? You should let me handle this for you!!!
King Me: But you don`t know my taste!
Hahaha That did it. I was laughing alone in the kitchen while taking dinner plates off the rack.
“But Lord, you don`t know my taste!”
It was funny hearing it from a fictional character on the radio… but how about us? How many times have we told Jesus the same words when He asks us to trust Him and destroy those little thrones we build inside our hearts? When He asks to be in control of writing our love stories, we do doubt His taste sometimes, right?
Aaah, what do we like in a person? Good-looking? Rich? Godly? We fear God might choose someone who`s an inch shorter than our preferred height? Got straighter hair instead of those handsome curls? And the guys might be thinking they`d get someone who`s like a Leah instead of a Rachel.
We doubt God`s taste. We doubt His goodness. We think He will pick just anyone, or worse, someone we don`t like.
But you know, God is royalty. He is the King of Kings. And being the King of everything you could see from where you are sitting right now, to thousands of light years far across the universe, He must have a decent taste—A VERY REGAL, ROYAL and SOPHISTICATED taste. Why, He is the King of everything!
And He is someone not easily impressed. While we, with our “peasant” tastes, get our eyes wide-open with anything that glimmers, the King knows that not everything that glimmers is gold. He looks for more than what the eyes can see and the hands can touch. Character melts His heart. Godliness makes Him smile. Humility pleases Him. And He will choose a godly man or woman who has impressed His heart. He wouldn`t really hand you over (you`re His precious little child) to just anybody, to someone who wouldn`t take good care of your heart, to someone you wouldn`t be happy with.
So let`s just trust Him. He knows your taste. He knows mine, too. And because He is God and He made all things beautiful, His taste is definitely better than us.
Give that little throne in your heart called “Queen” or “King” to the King of kings and trust that He knows everything, and He knows better than you even know yourself, more in touch to your taste than you are yourself.
I guess, we must learn His taste as well, and drop our earthly, peasant tastes which are only impressed by what we see with our eyes. We must learn to take notice of what really matters. We must look at the heart and look with our hearts. ;)
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
…It will not return to me empty,but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign,that will endure forever.”
Psalm 55:8-9, 11-13
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