Taste of Gladness

There was just enough left on my Starbucks gift card from last Christmas for a white chocolate mocha. (Thanks!) I took it to the car in the sun to seek God, enjoy the warmth and let the white chocolate bless me.

I’ve been reading Mark Batterson’s book, Whisper—How to Hear the Voice of God, (Multnomah, 2017) Batterson quotes Fred Buechner:

“The voice we should listen to most as we choose vocation is the voice that we might think we should listen to least, and that is the voice of our own gladness. What can we do that makes us the gladdest?…I believe that if it is a thing that makes us truly glad, then it a good thing and it is our thing.”

Batterson adds, “It is a God thing.”

Voice of our own gladness. That throws a bright light on the subject. Pleasant. Delicious. And a huge clue. That ranks right up there with white chocolate. And God is into gladness. Merry Christmas.

©2017 D. Dean Benton dean@deanbenton.org

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