Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Be the Tree...

I had a great time in devotion to God this morning.  I thought I would tell you about it.  Every now and then, I like to go back to the basics.  Why?  Because I am thick and need to be reminded over and over again about the basics.

So, I went to bed early last night (thanks Becky) I got up early this morning and read from Psalm 1 and then prayed.  Psalm 1 is so simple, so profound.  So basic, yet so life altering.  So encouraging, So convicting.

Lord, I want to be blessed in my daily walk with you.  I want to be the tree.  I want to be sustained and nourished by the Lord. I want to yield fruit. I want to be spiritually nourished.  I want to prosper.

1 Blessed is the man
       who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
       or stand in the way of sinners
       or sit in the seat of mockers.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
       and on his law he meditates day and night.

3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
       which yields its fruit in season
       and whose leaf does not wither.
       Whatever he does prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!
       They are like chaff
       that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
       nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
       but the way of the wicked will perish.

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