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; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law, he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
Have you ever wondered, Lord when is it my turn? Or, Lord, why is it that those who are not following your will are excelling at almost everything they do?
I know I have. There was a time in my walk where I was ready to call it quits. I was ready to go back to old behaviors and pleasures to ‘feel’ as if I’m doing something with my life. At that time, it seemed as if everyone around me were having fun and living, while I, on the other hand, gets called; and I quote, ‘grandma’ boring and goodie-to-shoes... Don’t laugh... If I could be honest for a moment, to me, it wasn’t fair. I couldn’t understand why as a child of God, I wasn’t excelling in certain areas of my life…….
At times it can appear as if those who either have a broken relationship with God or no relationship at all, are excelling at almost everything they do. While us believers are still struggling to find a home church, a best friend and even a past time hobby that’s enjoyable but also glorifies God. As a result, this can seem frustrating, unfair and may even cause us to feel as if we’re forgotten. If we are not careful, we may mistake what we see, for the promises that are before us.
Psalm 1:1 says blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly…. 2, but his delight is in the law of the Lord. For us believers, these scriptures are very paramount for our faith. Psalm 1:1-2 testifies of God’s promises for us. We are blessed. Though God’s promises are laid out before us, it’s our duty to both believe and own the truth of being blessed. With today’s society, this is easier said than done, but not impossible.
It’s crucial for us to 1. Know who we are, and 2. Draw our nutrients from the Source; this will grant us the strength and power to fight past what we see and hold fast to the promises of God. In essence, this will allow us to walk by faith and not by sight.
Who are you?
Before jumping into drawing your nutrients from the Source, I want to clarify who you are one more time. In my heart of heart, I know and believe it’s important to not only know who you are but also understand the depth of who you are. Then and only then will you be able to properly and confidently draw your nutrients from the Only True source.
As mentioned before, scriptures call you blessed. Meaning, because you’ve made the declaration and decision to not sit amongst the ungodly, nor partake in their ways such as; drunkenness, adultery, idolatry, gossip, and other forms of sins, you’re blessed. Yes, it may seem as if those who are partakers in such actions are #LivingTheirBestLife and to the visible eye are getting blessed with all sorts of material things but stay the course. Remain encourage and know that because you choose to exercise the fruit of the Spirit and abstain from certain actions, you are blessed. You cannot see this blessing with the natural eye, but rather, with the spiritual. Because your blessing is stored in the Spiritual; it’s vital to draw your nutrients from the One True Source, Our Spiritual, heavenly Father.
Draw your nutrients from the Living Water
In synopsis, Psalm 1:3 tells us that because your delight is in the Lord and because you choose to follow Him and acknowledge Him, you are like a tree planted by rivers of water. Let’s pause for a moment and think about trees. Trees are one of the largest plants; they grow simply by being. Trees know when it’s their season to bud fruit and when it’s their season to shed off deadweight (leaves). To the visible eye, it appears that their greatness in stature ‘just happened,’ that one day, overnight they grew in such great dominion and bud beautifully. However, we all know that underground they have roots that are grounded so deep down in soil which for us is our foundation. This foundation is key, because not only are they rooted in soil, but it’s underground where they draw their main source of nutrients, Water. It’s as a result of their roots being buried so deep down in their foundation (God) that they can draw from Him – the Living Water, and beautifully produce in their appointed seasons -
Therefore, because you are like a tree planted by rivers of water, you draw your nutrients from God and God alone, and as a result; in your appointed time and season you will produce GOOD fruit. This type of fruit that you will produce will not cause you to dry out or lack; rather, you will walk in abundance of all that God has for you.
It’s important that as you come into the knowledge of who you are, you remain planted at the feet of Jesus – He is your Living Water. Remaining planted at the feet of Jesus is simply abiding in Him. John 15:4 tells us that, to bear fruit we are to Abide in Jesus, and he will abide in us. My friend, I want to encourage you to walk by faith and not by sight. Though it may appear as if others who are not in Christ are excelling, hold tight on the truth of knowing that as a result of your steadfast and unmovable faith to live in Christ – the true Living Water, you will produce good fruit in Him.
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