Delight in God's Word - Psalm One
We went away for Labor Day weekend. When we got back, my beautiful flowering plants looked withered. Evidently the lightening storm we had a few days before we left (We do get some rain in Tucson, AZ) fried our timer on the watering system. No water makes for withered leaves and dead flowers. As I was stewing about my flowers looking dead, because I love my flowers, the Holy Spirit got a hold of me and spoke by bringing Psalm One into my mind.
But his (her) delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he (she) meditates day and night. He (she) is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he (she) does prospers. Psalm 1:2-3 (NIV)
I thought, ouch! I am getting in such a tizzy about flowers that die within days no matter what you do to them. I need to get into a dither when I don't make God's Word the main delight in my life. His Word needs to be what I am pondering about, not dead flowers. We could say delighting and meditating on God's Word makes us fruitful for God like water does for a plant. It also makes us prosperous in God. And as Christians we all want this type of existence!
Do you delight in God's sayings more than your children or a friend, more than that TV show, or the new Christian book, more than your job or ministry or your home and so on? We all struggle with making God's Word our greatest joy, and meditating on it enough. So ask the Spirit to create in you a desire to make His Word your strongest delight, and the primary guiding influence in your life.
Because of God's word, Gini