Survival 1 – A Tree

Looking out my window, I see a tree. It looks absolutely healthy and full of life. Its flexible branches sway this way and that in the gentle breeze and all I can see from here is life, peace, well being. Nothing missing, nothing broken. This tree is happy and content.

In seasons like this, where nations are experiencing recession, one could very easily begin to envy a tree like this. It’s nicely located and it drinks water from the rains of heaven, and in these parts, that rain isn’t lacking at all. Almost everything this tree needs is in its immediate surrounding and other resources are brought to it as a result of different laws, systems, cycles, and natural mechanisms. This tree is totally cared for.

It may interest you to know that  just like this tree, you can also experience the care and nurture of a very loving God and Heavenly Father and His criteria is achievable. The Psalmist put it this way:

Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked….                                                  But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.                                       They are like trees planted along the river bank, bearing fruit each season.                              Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.

There really is something about this ‘law of the Lord’, this Word of God. It is about this same law that Moses said:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful. 

Well, I believe that for this season, this is a habit worth developing – taking delight in the Word of God to the point that you read and meditate on it frequently and regularly. There is much treasure to be found in there – wisdom, guidance, instruction, comfort, encouragement, and the perspective of a God with whom all things are possible. So just in case you’re not on board with this yet, I invite you to come along on this journey – one I’m sure you’ll never regret.

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