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)
Do you want me to bless your life? Do you want to bear fruit for my kingdom? Do you want to bring glory to my name? Do you want to live the life that I have called you to live? Do you want to live a life that you will never regret? Do you want to live a life that is pleasing to me? Do you want to hear me say, “Well done, good and faithful servant?” Lord, you know me. You know the desires of my heart. You know the thoughts of my mind. I want all these things to be true of me. I want to live my life faithfully and fruitfully for you. I want to wholeheartedly follow and obey you. I want to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. I want to bring glory to your name. I want to shine like a star in the universe for you. I want others to be drawn to you because they see your life being lived out in and through me. Am I living in this way in all that I think and say and do? Am I on the cusp of all these things being true of me? Am I always thinking and speaking and acting in ways that are pleasing to you? Not hardly. Not close. Not by a long shot. So, what will you do? Will you give up and quit? Will you walk down a different path? No, not a chance. Just the opposite, I will draw near to you. I will come to meet with you in your word. I will listen attentively to all that you have to say to me. I will allow you to use your word to keep on transforming my heart and mind and life. I will allow you to use your word to mold and shape me. I will allow you to use your word to guard and guide me. I will meditate on your word day and night so that I can continue walking with you on the path of life. I know that as I continue coming to you, as I rest in your presence, as I rely on you, I will be changed. Day by day, moment and moment, you will make me to be more like you. You will work in and through me. You will accomplish your purposes and plans for me. You will make me able to live the life you have called me to live. You will make me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I will. Keep drawing me to me. Keep meeting with me in my word. Keep on meditating on my word day and night as you continue to separate yourself from evil. Then you will live a life without regrets. That is what I will do. That will be very good.
Lord, I will set apart a time and place to meet with you in your word. I will listen attentively to you. I will meditate on your word day and night. Use your word to transform my heart and mind and life. Make me fruitful and help me to bring glory to your name. Amen
Key Question… How crucial is meditating on God’s word to your continuing to walk on the path the Lord will bless?
Living It Out… Distance yourself from evil of every kind as you continue to hear and obey God’s word.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will bless your life and make you fruitful for Him as you hear and obey His word.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are meditating on God’s word and putting it into practice.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you distance yourself from evil as you meditate on God’s word day and night.
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