LIFE in 3D
This past Sunday at Faith Renewed I spoke from Psalm 1.
1Blessed 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;
2But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3He 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.
4The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.
This is an amazing Psalm to focus on as we move into 2018!
We get to see how someone can walk in the blessing of God, and a picture of what their life will look like.
Verse 1 shows us what a blessed person denies. None of us really like to be told what NOT to do…BUT this is critical in being able to walk in the blessing of God. We need to BE CAREFUL who we hang with. It may sound old school, but it’s good advice! I’m not saying, that Christians shouldn’t reach out to everyone…WE SHOULD! Jesus showed us what this should like. Jesus reached out to the world so they could become like Him. Not the other way around.
Verse 2 shows us what the blessed person delights in. This is speaking of the Bible. Spend some time in The Word of God EVERYDAY this year. Some days you may just have time for one verse, but MAKE IT HAPPEN! The word meditate means to speak or mutter. So don’t just read the Bible…DECLARE God’s Word over your situation! God’s Word is just as powerful coming out your mouth, as it was from HIS.
Verse 3 shows us how the blessed person is described. Like a tree planted by the river, with leaves that can’t wither, and producing seasonal fruit…THAT’S AWESOME! I love to spend time on the river. I’ve seen some pretty MASSIVE trees there. The next time you see a big tree…release your FAITH!
This is what God desires for you in 2018.
I would LOVE for this to be the most incredible year you’ve ever experienced!