Meditates Day And Night

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - The Mind - Psalm 1:1-3 - Meditates Day And Night - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Mind – Psalm 1:1-3 – Meditates Day And Night – Growing As Disciples

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) 

A Blessed Life

Do you want to live a life that is blessed by me? Yes, I want to live a life that is blessed by you. What must I do if I want to live a life that is blessed by you? You tell me. How can I tell you? Your answer is right here in my word.

If I want to live a life that is blessed by you I won’t walk in the counsel of the wicked. What does that mean to you? I won’t pay attention to advice from wicked people. I won’t listen to their counsel. I won’t accept their thoughts, opinions and values. I won’t allow my mind to be conformed to their way of thinking. I won’t walk in the way that they walk. I won’t follow them on their path in life. I won’t walk to where they are going. Their purposes, plans and schemes will mean nothing to me. Instead, I will walk with you. That’s good. What else?

If I want to live a life that is blessed by you I won’t stand in the way of sinners. What does that mean to you? I won’t hang around with sinners. I won’t live in the way that they live. I won’t adopt their ways as my own. I will not do what sinners do. I will not live a life that is disobedient to you. I won’t rely on myself. I won’t allow myself to be self-reliant and self-sufficient. I won’t elevate myself to be my own god. I will live humbly before you. Instead, I will stand with you. That’s good. What else?

If I want to live a life that is blessed by you I won’t sit in the seat of mockers? What does that mean to you? I will not mock what is holy.  I will honor what you honor. I will value what you value. I will want what you want. I will bow down to worship you. I will acknowledge you in all that I think, say and do. In every way I will live to please you. My seat will be far away from those who mock you. Instead, I will take my seat with you. That’s good. What else?

If I want to live a life that is blessed by you it will not be enough to not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of mockers. No, it will not. I will also meditate on your word day and night. Your word will be my counselor. Your word will be guide. Your word will be my teacher. Your word will bless my life. Your word will make me able to live my life with and for you. Your word will cause me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That is what I want. That is what I will do. That will be very good.

Lord, show me the people, places, things and activities that you want me to separate myself from. Help me to meditate on your word day and night. Bless and refresh my life with your word. Use your word to cause my life to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. Amen

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Blessed Is The Man

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - The Virtuous Life - Day 191- Psalm 1-1-3 - Blessed Is The Man - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Virtuous Life – Day 191- Psalm 1-1-3 – Blessed Is The Man – Growing As Disciples

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)

My Word

What will my word do for you? How will my word counsel you? How will my word guide you? How will my word guard you? How will your heart be changed, and your mind transformed as you meditate on my word day and night? What will be different about you as you allow my word to dwell in you richly? I don’t know where to begin. I don’ know where to stop. What won’t your word do for me? As I meditate on your word day and night, I will come to know you. As I meet with you in your word, nothing about me will remain the same. The thoughts of my mind, the words of my mouth and the deeds of my life will be molded and shaped and guarded and guided by your word. My once unfruitful life will become like as you say, “a tree planted by a stream of water”. Instead of a life that is weary and worn out, and dry and unproductive, I will be fresh and alive, briming with life, ready and willing and able to bear abundant fruit for your kingdom and glory. Your word will make me new inside an out.. Your word will set a new course for my life. Your word will help me to resist temptation and stand against evil. No longer will I find myself in the wrong places, with the wrong people, in the wrong circumstances. Your word will make me able to shine brightly for you in the darkness of this world. Your word will make me able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Your word will make me able to know and do your will. No longer will I wander from one fruitless endeavor to another. No longer will I wonder where you want me to go or what you want me to do. My life will have hope and meaning and purpose as I grab hold of your word and put it into practice. Yes, my word will do all these things for you. Will you meditate on my word day and night as you love and follow and serve me? Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will meditate on your word day and night. Use your word to change my heart, transform my mind, and guide my life. Use your word to revive, refresh and restore my life. Use your word to make me able to bear abundant fruit for your kingdom and glory. Amen

Key Question…  How is meditating on God’s word changing your heart, transforming your mind, and guiding your life?

Living It Out…  Meditate on God’s word so He can use it to change your heart, transform your mind, and guide your life.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that your life will be blessed as you mediate on God’s word day and night.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how meditating on God’s word has changed the course of your life.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you delight in God’s word and meditate on it day and night.

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Meditates Day And Night

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word - Psalm 1:1-3- Meditates Day And Night - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Psalm 1:1-3- Meditates Day And Night – Growing As Disciples

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)

A Blessed Life

Do you want to live a blessed life? Do you want to live a life that is new and fresh and alive? Do you want your life to bear an abundance of fruit? Do you want to be able to prosper in the work that I have given you to do for me? Those are not hard questions. I do want to live a blessed life that is new and fresh and alive. I do want to bear and abundance of fruit. I do want to prosper in the work you have given me to do for you. What must I do if I want all of these things? That is a very good question.

You must do two things if you want my blessing on your life. First, you must leave your old life. How will I leave my old life? You must separate yourself from all that is evil. You must remove yourself from people, places and things that will hinder your walk with me. You must eliminate from your life all that would try to feed and sustain evil in you. I’m not sure what you mean. Don’t go where wickedness would try to guide you. Don’t listen to what evil would try to counsel you. Don’t walk along with what evil is thinking, saying and doing. Don’t take your stand or sit down with those who find pleasure in doing what is not pleasing to me. Now I understand, I get it. You said I must do two things. Yes, I did.

As you leave your old life behind you must embrace and take hold of your new life that you have in me. How will I do that? You will follow me. You will listen carefully to all that I have to say to you. You will meditate on my word day and night. You will no longer think, speak and act like you once did. You will no longer live as you once did. At one time you were weary and worn out. You were dry and exhausted. You were without hope in the world. Yes, I was. Now, my word will feed and strengthen you. You will be like a tree that has been planted by a stream of water. My word will revive and refresh your life. At one time you were barren and unproductive. No kidding. Now you will bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom. Now you will bring glory to my name. That’s what I want. I want to live out my new life that I have in you. That will be very good.

Lord, instead of walking, standing, or sitting in the wrong places with the wrong people – hearing, doing or saying the wrong things, I will meditate on your word day and night. Guide all I hear, do, or say by your word so that I will bear fruit for your kingdom. Amen

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He Meditates Day And Night

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Blessing - Psalm 1:1-3 - He Meditates Day And Night - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Blessing – Psalm 1:1-3 – He Meditates Day And Night – Growing As Disciples

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)  

Fruitful 

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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Meditates Day And Night

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 7 - Psalm 1:1-6 - Meditates Day And Night - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 7 – Psalm 1:1-6 – Meditates Day And Night – Growing As Disciples

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.  Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.  Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.  For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 1:1-6 (NIV)

A Blessed Life

Who wouldn’t want to live that kind of life? What would living that kind of life require? What kind of life do you want to live? I want to live a blessed life. What do you mean by that? I want to live a happy life. I want to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. I want to live a life that you can and will bless. Do you not know what kind of life I can and will bless? Do you not know what you must do if you want to live a life that I will bless? Is there some mystery here? Is there something that is unclear to you? Have I not been specific enough? You have been quite clear. You have been very specific. I have no doubt in my heart and mind about what goes into living a life that you can and will bless.

Very well then, describe a blessed life to me. If I want to live a blessed life, I will separate myself from evil of every kind. I will withdraw from both evil circumstances and evil people. I will not walk in the counsel of the wicked. I will not stand in the way with sinners. I will not sit in a seat with mockers. No, I will not allow myself to fit in the world’s pattern of thinking or speaking or acting evilly. I will not allow my heart and mind and life to be molded according to values and practices of this world. How will this be possible? That is a very good question. Only your word living and dwelling in me richly will make me able to separate myself from the evil that is in this world. Only your word dwelling in me richly will make me able to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. So, I will meditate on your word day and night. Your word will change my heart. Your word will transform my mind. Your word will guide my life. Then I will be able to live a life that you can and will bless. Yes, you will, without a doubt. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I know that there are both unhelpful and unhealthy situations and people I must separate myself from as I follow you. I also know that you want me to meditate on your word day and night so you can change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Amen

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Meditates Day And Night

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 68 - Psalm 1:1-3 - Meditates Day And Night - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 68 – Psalm 1:1-3 – Meditates Day And Night – Growing As Disciples

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)

Walk

There are several things that are absolutely certain. What’s that? I want to walk with you. I want to know and do your will. I want to live my life in ways that are pleasing to you. I want to shine like a bold and bright witness in the world. I want others to be drawn to you through the testimony of my life. To sum it all up, I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. These are very good desires. Yes, I know. These desires come from you. Yes, they do.

How will these desires be fulfilled in and through your life? You have already given me your very clear answer to this question. That’s true. Let me hear your answer. First, I must separate myself from evil of every kind. I must remove anything from my life that would hinder my walk with you. Like what? There are people that should not be in my inner circle. There are people that should not be allowed to speak into my life. There are people that should not be my close confidants. There are people that would not be good examples for me to follow. I should never allow myself to become a companion of someone that is putting forth evil of any kind. That’s true. What else? There are places, circumstances and situations that would certainly attempt to feed my thoughts, words and actions with evil. I should separate myself from anything that might lead me into temptation or cause me to sin. I must never allow myself to flirt with evil of any kind. When evil approaches, I must run from it, even before it attempts to overtake me. That’s also true.

You have talked quite a bit about what you must not do; what must you do if you want to live and walk in ways that please me? I must meditate on your word day and night. I must take your word deeply into my heart and mind. I must let your word dwell in me richly. I must devour your word because it will feed the life you have called me to live. Your word will change my heart and transform my mind. Your word will change the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and deeds of my life. Your word will make me able to stand against temptation and resist evil. Your word will help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, it will. Will you separate yourself from evil and meditate on my word day and night. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. Then my blessing will be on your life. 

Lord, I will separate myself from evil of every kind. I will leave behind everything that might hinder my walk with you. I will meditate on your word day and night so I can know your will and walk in your ways. Help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. Amen

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