The Never-Ending Root Beer Float

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Today’s Prompt: BEYOND

My son experienced his first ever Root Beer float yesterday. It went beyond his expectations. As you can tell from the slurping noises he was on a mission to suck every bit of tasty goodness out of that glass.

I was thinking this morning when I saw the word beyond how God’s goodness is like a never-ending Root Beer float. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Each time  I’ve made the choice to trust Him and walk the road He calls me down, He’s taken me on journeys far beyond anything I could have conjured up in my own little mind and world.

That certainly doesn’t mean that every road has been easy.  But in the process of trusting Him, God has opened my eyes to something more.  There is something beyond roads that are easy or hard   It’s peace beyond understanding.  It’s joy beyond understanding.  It’s love beyond understanding.

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Important question for today…do you like Root Beer floats?

17 thoughts on “The Never-Ending Root Beer Float

  1. Linda Stoll

    mmm … how ’bout a chocolate/Pepsi float?

    And yes, tasting and seeing that He truly IS good just makes us long for more of Him … if we give ourselves the time we need to do that well!

  2. Linda

    Yes, I love root beer floats! I love the analogy of living in God’s will being an endless root beer float. I’ve been working my way slowly through Psalm 119. Now I’ll be thinking of obeying His Word being like a refreshing root beer float!

  3. Steve

    Eileen, you have said it so wonderfully, the hardest thing is to so fully trust in Him. For me the more I work on trusting like I’ve never trusted before, the greater His expectations for me become. I am still in the beginning stages of this relationship building and many times end up sitting on a big ole rock scratching my head trying to figure out what is going on, where is this step leading? The peace you have achieved is one of His ultimate gifts I am still working at, that final letting go to fully live in His world. Thank you for today’s post! It has also reminded me of being a child when my earthly father was still alive and how every Independence Day we would celebrate with a root beer float. It was the only day of the year we would have them. There is something very interesting going on here, this interrelationship between root beer floats and Independence Day and fully trusting my Lord and Saviour. Steve

  4. Jenna B.

    Oh I love this! Cheers! Here’s to more rootbeerfloatmoments with a God who never ceases to delight us. Thanks for sharing this. Good stuff.

  5. Caroline

    You’re so right. All that peace, joy, and love comes from trusting Him. (I was thinking about those Isaiah verses, too! They’re such a comfort to help me realize I don’t *need* to understand it all.)


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