Sunday, March 6 |

Come Rain, Sleet, or Snow

"And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it" - Matt. 7:25-27

The Rock is Christ, and His Word.

You ever read something, maybe even several times, but for some reason, one day, it suddenly means something more to you? Or maybe you get a clearer understanding of it? That's what it's like when reading the Bible, when memorizing it.

I've mentioned "His Word in My Heart" by Janet Pope before. Today I was thinking about the first passage it helped me to memorize, Psalm 1, and I suddenly felt like the tree portrayed. You hear all the time about 'the promises of God'; how numerous they are, how wonderful they are, and how we should claim them. Usually when I think along those lines, things like salvation and the second coming come to mind. The 'big' promises. But Psalm 1 is a great promise also, and I guess I never saw it before because I'd never experienced it before.

"....and he shall be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water, which bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not whither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper"

How does he get that way? "...but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law doth he meditate day and night"

At some point, your relationship with the Lord should grow enough that you earnestly desire to know Him. More and more time will be spent studying and memorizing His Word. Not because someone else thinks you should, not because it's a chore to be marked off your daily list, but because you WANT to.

Then a miraculous thing takes place. You become that tree; solid spiritually and emotionally, no matter what happens. No matter how hard the wind blows, no matter how hard the cold bites, no matter how scorching the sun, He has promised stability, fruit, and prosperity.

What peace! What assurance! You'd be crazy not to want that! Go get it!

Fight the good fight,
Jenny


1 comments:

Mrs. Gertha said...

Hi Jenny,

I relate whole heartedly to your post(:

There's a Blog Award for you at:

http://goditsmegertha.blogspot.com/2011/03/desire-of-my-heart.html

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