One of the books I’m reading right now is Taste and See by John Piper. Filled with 140 meditations to help the reader savor the supremacy of God in all of life, Taste and See could be read as a daily “devotional” or accompaniment to your daily reading. Well, I’m not a daily devotional kind of girl so I tend to read five or six of these meditations throughout the day. Regardless of how you read it, the book is worth your time. Filled with short chapters and deep application, Taste and See helps you to do just that.
In one of the chapters, Piper shares 10 resolutions for mental health from one of his professors of english lit at Wheaton College, Clyde Kilby.
On October 22, 1976, Clyde Kilby, who is now with Christ in Heaven, gave an unforgettable lecture. I went to hear him that night because I loved him. He had been one of my professors in English Literature at Wheaton College. He opened my eyes to more of life than I knew could be seen. O, what eyes he had! He was like his hero, C. S. Lewis, in this regard. When he spoke of the tree he saw on the way to class this morning, you wondered why you had been so blind all your life. Since those days in classes with Clyde Kilby, Psalm 19:1 has been central to my life: “The sky is telling the glory of God.”
That night Dr. Kilby had a pastoral heart and a poet’s eye. He pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature. He was not naïve. He knew of sin. He knew of the necessity of redemption in Christ. But he would have said that Christ purchased new eyes for us as well as new hearts. His plea was that we stop being unamazed by the strange glory of ordinary things. He ended that lecture in 1976 with a list of resolutions. As a tribute to my teacher and a blessing to your soul, I offer them for your joy. -John Piper
These resolutions are our worth reading everyday, giving them allowance to penetrate our hearts calloused by the busyness and redundancy of daily life.
So, here they are for you. As you read and apply them to your life, taste and see that God is gloriously good.