I’m half asleep still. Rich had to get up at 5 and as I was laying in bed I heard David (my 4 year old) upstairs in his room. I sighed and went to check on him. WHY, at 5:30 in the morning did he decide to get up, turn on the light, and get into Caleb’s crib? I went in and there they were, sitting and staring at me. I ushered David downstairs for some quality “Daddy time” and then to the couch. Thankfully the baby fell back to sleep.
I made a pot of coffee.
Are you ready to read what’s in my mind this morning?
I had Kathy over yesterday for a little while. She was sharing with me her devotional life. She’s been reading and meditating on Psalms chapter 1. Here are the words to that Psalm, I am changing it to the feminine, just to make it more personal.
Blessed be the woman that walketh not
in the councel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But her delight is in the law of the Lord,
and in His law doth she meditate
day and night.
And she shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water,
that bringeth forth her fruit in her season;
her leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever she doeth shall prosper.
Quotes from my commentary:
“Learn how to follow God by MEDITATING on His Word. Meditating means spending time reading and thinking about what I have read.”
“The “law of the Lord” includes ALL of Scripture.”
“The more I delight in God’s presence, the more fruitful I am. If I want joy, I make friends with those who LOVE God and His Word.
To PROSPER means that the fruit I bear will be good and will recieve God’s approval. As a tree soaks up water and bears luscious fruit, I also am to soak up God’s Word, producing actions and attitudes that honor God.
This is what Jonathan Edwards said about His Bible-time: I love this! I’m going to copy it in the cover of my Bible.
“I had then and at other times, the greatest delight in the holy Scriptures, of any book whatsoever.
Oftentimes in reading it every word seemed to touch my heart.
I felt a harmony between something in my heart, and those sweet and powerful words.
I seemed often to see so much light exhibited by every sentence, and such a refreshing food communicated, that I could not get along in reading; often dwelling long on one sentence to see the wonders contained in it, and yet almost every sentence seemed to be
full of wonders.”
“I have learned how really precious God’s Word is. At times of greatest distress I literally ran to it for comfort and strength. The resources were there and I had the concepts of His love and grace firmly in my mind so that I had a foundation to build upon. When I touched bottom I found it firm and sure. I could rest there until I gathered strength to climb up again.” -From a dying woman’s diary
~Be like a Tree
Planted by the rivers of water~
Sending lots of love to you all today. . . .