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. 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, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)
Do you want to be able to live the life that I have called you to live? Do you want to live a life that is fruitful for me? Yes, of course I want to live a fruitful life. I want to be able to live the life that you have called me to live. Do you believe my word? Can you trust and act on what you see and hear in my word? Yes, I believe your word. I always want to act on what I see and hear from your word. Is there something that you want to say to me? Is there something from your word that you want me to see and hear and act on? Will seeing and hearing something from your word make me fruitful for you? Will seeing and hearing something from your word help me to live the life that you have called me to live? You are asking very good questions. Yes, there is something form my word that I want you to see and hear and act on. Yes, if you put into practice what I want you to see and hear your life will be fruitful for me. You have my full attention. I’m listening carefully to you.
First, you must distance yourself from evil of every kind. There are places you should not go. There are things that you should not do. There are people that you should not allow into your inner circle of friends. You must not be influenced by thoughts, words and deeds that are evil. Eliminate anything and everything from your life that might feed and cause evil desires to grow in you. Do you hear what I am saying? I think so. I am not saying that you must remove yourself from the world. I am not saying that you will not reach out and minister to those who do not know me. I am not saying that you must try to hide yourself away in some corner to make sure that you are not exposed to evil. You will still live in an evil world. Just make sure that your heart and mind and life are not feeding on the evil that is in the world. I understand.
What else? Next, meditate on my word day and night. Carry my word with you wherever you go. Feast on my word. Let my word teach and train you. Let my word guard and guide you. Let my word dwell in you richly. My word will change your heart, transform your mind and guide your life. If my word is dwelling in you richly, you will be abundantly fruitful for me. If my word is dwelling in you richly, you will be able to live the life that I have called you to live. Will you meditate on my word day and night as you separate yourself from evil? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, you have rescued me from an unfruitful and weary life. You have made it my delight to meditate on your word. Your word has changed my heart and mind. Thank you for blessing my life and making me fruitful for you. Amen
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