When you make God’s Word a priority in your life, it gives strength, security, and refreshment.
When you make God’s Word a priority in your life, you become like a firmly planted tree. When you delight in His Word, your roots grow deep, giving you strength and security.
Here are five reasons to delight in God’s word and become a firmly planted tree.
A firmly planted tree can withstand the storms of life.
When the wind blows, and the storms come, a tree that has deep roots can stand firm. As you allow the Word of God to go deep into your heart, you develop a foundation that will survive any and every storm of life.
A firmly planted tree is refreshing.
There’s something special about sitting in the shade of a big tree. The tree provides a cooling refreshment on a hot summer day. As you think about God’s Word, your heart is refreshed and renewed. You become a refreshment to the tired and hurting world around you. You bring God’s refreshing word into every situation of life.
A firmly planted tree lasts for generations.
Some oak trees can live for over 500 years. The Bristlecone Pine can live up to 5,000 years. God wants to plant you firmly so you can leave a heritage of faith to your family and the generations to come.
A firmly planted tree provides protection.
St Paul’s Chapel in New York City is just 100 yards from the Twin Towers that collapsed on 911. The chapel survived the catastrophe because a giant sycamore tree planted in its cemetery protected it. When you focus on God’s Word, it becomes a firm foundation that protects you and your family from every enemy.
A firmly planted tree is planted for a purpose.
Some trees grow in the wild, but planted trees are there for a purpose. It may be for shade or just to look nice, but the property owner planted it for a reason. God has you planted right where you are for a purpose. He will use you to provide protection, refreshment, and security to those around you.
Look at that promise again.
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. – Psalm 1:2-3
Make these confessions.
- As I delight in God’s word, I become a firmly planted tree.
- God has placed me where I am for a purpose.
- I provide refreshing shelter to everyone around me.
- The storms of life will not move me because I am firmly planted.
- I will impact those around me for generations to come.
In Jesus’ Name,
As you learn to delight in the word of the Lord, God is going to make you like a tree firmly planted for His glory.
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