April 7, 2010


Again, in March we had a record number of people (you) who visited Focus on Freedom.  Our sincerest thanks.  From the last post till now, several weeks have passed without my being able to write a new one.  My apologies.  I became swamped with activities that totally consumed me but I am back on track and running again.  However, I have been considering doing a monthly post instead of a weekly one.  To that end, I value your input.

I came upon a word that caught my attention the other day.  I found it in a most unusual place. The word is “Substantialiscious”.  Some of you may be saying HUH?  I’m with you, that’s the same reaction I had.  According to it’s definition it is a noun which means: “The weight of something when you weigh it with your tongue.”  HMM.  It seems to come from the thought that something which is delicious, hence the “iscious” part of the word, is measured by the weight of it’s taste, “substantial”.  Substantialiscious. 

Some things are good to the taste and we relish the thought of eating them again and again.  Some things go over the top and go far beyond “good” and fall into the category of exquisite.  Exquisite experiences are reserved for those special night out occasions, maybe dinner at a fancy restaurant or such.  Rarely do you find something that is, you guessed it, substantialiscious.  MMM  MMM good!!  Personally I have found only one place for this kind of good pleasure, a personal experience with God!!

Psalms 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

You see, life is filled with experiences that we usually rate by emotional and physical standards.  We often forget that we are spiritual creatures as well and can measure experiences through the soul.  The spiritual part of you and I can experience the spiritual presence of God and measure the weight of it.  David the psalmist had a sense of his presence and said, “Taste and see that God is good”!  He is more than good, he is substantialiscious!

The disciples of Jesus tasted of the Lord on the first day of the New Testament church and found the spiritual taste to be good to the uttermost!  They spoke with other tongues as God filled them with his presence and their lives were changed by the satisfying experience.  The study entitled “What Does it Mean to Receive the Holy Ghost” will help you or a friend to understand that God has this same experience for all of us.  If you are hungry or thirsty for God he will satisfy you substantialisciously.  Sorry I had to add that little bit. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and Oh yes, in case you are wondering, I found the word on the inside of a candy bar wrapper.  Jesus or a candy bar?  Jesus, every time!

Here is the weekly inspirational scripture.

John 7:37-39 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)


Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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