“Feasting on God’s Glory”, from L.Willows (soaking in Goodness, Joy, Blessing, God’s Love)

Recently, I described to a friend that I discovered another way to soak in God’s Glory in a season when I needed to feel near to Him. We are taught to fast and pray in the scripture as a way of gaining a closer relationship to God. It can bring about a spiritual breakthrough and causes the heart to be drawn towards Him in worship. I discovered a joyful way of celebrating His Presence by Feasting in His Goodness afterwards. It takes the form of Listening and Receiving His word and teaching generously and joyously from sermons, podcasts and online sources that give delight to my heart. I call it the Feast after the Fast. Sometimes I have done it on and off for weeks at a time. It is also a wonderful way of influencing the heart to create a posture of closeness to God and to loosen a pattern that gazes at anything but Him.

You can form your own list of resources for “Feasting on God’s Goodness and Glory” but I will offer one for you here to try. It is also nice to add music that inspires your spirit to the list. In a “Feasting the Heart” season I will use resources with me as I go about my day including scripture – life does not need to stop. (add recent sermons and podcast from your church; I love to add my own; Alexandria Presbyterian Church) I add what inspires me, sermons and discussions from teachers of reputation. You can listen while moving, walking, driving, resting, be creative. I have even slept during feasting and prayed that the words soaked into me by God’s Spirit! It is wonderful to learn, listen, let your heart stay soft and enjoy. (LW)

Here are some suggesting for podcasts and resources to Feast on; enjoy creating your own!

Tim Keller on Mark 15:33-47 , YouTube

Tim Keller, “Laboring for a God who fights for us”

Tim Keller; Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life

Knowing and Doing Podcast, from the C.S. Lewis Institute

The Audio Library of the C.S. Lewis Institute

The Gospel Coalition Podcasts

See Jesus.net “Love Moves Towards People” with Paul Miller (Global Discipling)

See Jesus.net “Love Under Pressure”, Paul Miller (Global Discipling)

See Jesus.net “Conversation with Pilates, Jesus the King”, Paul Miller (Global Discipling)

See Jesus.net “Becoming Human Again”, Paul Miller (Global Discipling)

The best Christian worship and praise songs of 2021

Mercy and Goodness in singing together (Josh Sherman)

Bless the Lord Oh my Soul

“Godly Dare”, a poem by Linda Willows (Know God, Trust God, Love Forward)

Godly Dare, by L.Willows (2012)

With heart in tow, I advance upon dare
The life that I have, is paved with deep care.
I must not want nor lose myself there…
Even my breath could be lost somewhere.

Spinning upon a few stones in the path,
I steady, and feel the
lonesome of wrath.
Dizzying memories
bring heartbeat
to fast
the earth
my soul
in firm grasp.

Horizons each new
and painted deep blue-
They beckon my passion
to deeply know You.

I hasten
to leave any hindrance undue.
Godly Sights, sacred dare,
Oh, Keep me with you.

©2012 Linda Willows


Joshua 1:9 –“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Ezekiel 1:12 —“And each went straight forward; wherever the spirit was about to go, they would go, without turning as they went.”

Words of Wisdom from D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“we must never look at any sin in our past life in any way except that which leads us to praise God and to magnify His grace in Christ Jesus.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“Be still, and know that I am God’. We must not interpret that ‘Be still’ in a sentimental manner. Some regard it as a kind of exhortation to us to be silent; but it is nothing of the sort. It means, ‘Give up (or ‘Give in’) and admit I am God. God is addressing people who are opposed to Him”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“It is very foolish to ignore the past. The man who does ignore it, and assumes that our problems are quite new, and that therefore the past has nothing at all to teach us, is a man who is not only grossly ignorant of the Scriptures, he is equally ignorant of some of the greatest lessons even in secular history.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I will not glory, even in my orthodoxy, for even that can be a snare if I make a god of it… Let us rejoice in Him in all His fullness and in Him alone.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I am profoundly grateful to God that He did not grant me certain things for which I asked, and that He shut certain doors in my face.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“The tragedy of the world today is that it starts too near to its problems.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

“I sometimes think that the whole art of the Christian life is the art of asking questions.”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Martin Lloyd Jones / Wikipedia


in Cardiff, The United Kingdom 
December 20, 1899
March 01, 1981
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London.