“There is a difference between believing that God is holy and gracious, and having a new sense on the heart of the loveliness and beauty of that holiness and grace. The difference between believing that God is gracious and tasting that God is gracious is as different as having a rational belief that honey is sweet and having the actual sense of its sweetness.”
— Jonathan Edwards, “A Divine and Supernatural Light”
I recently read this quote in Timothy Keller’s The Prodigal God, and it really spoke to me. Intellectual belief comes pretty easy to me, but I want to be someone who, in addition to believing, really “tastes” God’s goodness and graciousness, even in the mundane of day-to-day life!