Blossoming by the rivers of living waters

But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers (Psalm 1:2–3 ESV)

there is a river

I continue the New Year’s series today to lay foundational truths to make this year the best you have ever had!  Let me share with you what the Lord says about having a great life here on earth. He outlines it in Psalms 1:2-3 above.

The scriptures often use the figure of a tree to represent our lives. Like trees, we have roots, leaves, and bear fruit, which describe our lives as a whole, spiritual and physical. Think of two Apple trees, one planted in the desert and another on the fertile ground beside a river. The Apple tree in the desert will be dry, with leaves falling off, probably without any fruit, and struggling for its life. The tree by the river of water will blossom, bear fruit, have fresh green leaves, etc. This is the flourishing life.

Psalms 1 above tells us our relationship with the Word of God determines where we are practically planted spiritually. You have the power to choose, either to be planted by the river or in a dry place. If you meditate on the Word day and night, let it take hold of you, and put it to work in your life, you will be like a tree planted by rivers of living water this year!

MEDITATE

What does it mean to “meditate day and night” on the Word as used in Psalms 1:2-3 above?

APPLY THE WORD

Where are you currently planted spiritually? Where do you want to be planted this year? Plant yourself by the river by doing what the verse above says!  Do not take the Word lightly this year.

PRAY

Ask the Father to help you not to plant yourself practically in a dry place. 

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