1/4/13

Psalm 1


Psalm 1

 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in it season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.


 

When I read Psalm 1, I dream of the day when I can be the tree that is planted by rivers, not just a river, but rivers of water.  I want to be the type of mother my children need and deserve.  The type of mother God would have me be.  I want to minister to those in need, both in my church and in my community.  I want to be able to provide some encouragement to a lonely soul.

 

 Before I bear this fruit, I must nourish myself.   It is a warning found here.  I must examine those with whom I surround myself.  Are they godly?  Do they encourage me spiritually?  If you are like me, and have little ones, friends are limited.  So, I encourage you to examine what you read and watch.  The mediation here is speaking of purposefully allowing God’s Word to dwell on your mind, all throughout your day.  Not only should you meditate on God’s Word, you should enjoy it!  It says “delight” in the NKJV.  We should fall in love with God’s Word that our mind is filled constantly with it. 

 

Are you feeling empty, tired, and just dried-up?  Look to God’s Word.  Find your delight in His Word.  Take a closer look at who your friends are.  Are they godly and lift you up?  If not, get rid of them.  Find new friends.  Even if God’s Word is your only friend, you are blessed beyond measure.  You will be satisfied and your fruit will come.