Encouragement, Following Jesus

Morning Meditations {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

I had barely opened my eyes this morning and words from  Psalm 1 were coming to my mind with incredible clarity. Since I haven’t read those verses in a long time and clarity that early in the morning would be considered near-miraculous,  I’ve learned to consider these as Holy Spirit moments. Pay attention.  Get up and look it up.

My early childhood days of Scripture memory came  from this version of the Bible …

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

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

Psalm 1:1-3 (KJV)

Verse one tells us to be careful where we get our advice from…who we hang out with … what attitudes we join in with.   Still good advice today.

I hung out more with verses 2 and 3 today …

Another version talks about God’s Word being my “happiness …focus …from dusk to dawn.” (Voice)  Another describes it, “… thrill to God’s Word,  you chew on Scripture day and night.” (MSG)  “Delight…meditating on it day and night.” (NLT)

The thoughts are clear …“focus, thrill, chew on, delight, meditate” …all day long.  There must be something to that. My Mama sure thought so.  She snacked on the Word of God throughout the day.  It sustained her …gave her hope…direction …Life!

The thoughts continued as I texted a friend.  “Fruit in …season.”  Resting in God’s timing of planting and healing and restoration and …fruit.

Fruit is produced from  our intimacy with God.  It looks like Him or it’s fake fruit.  It yields to His timing and the yield belongs to Him.  

It’s letting roots grow down deep into the”streams of water that never run dry” …trusting God to bear fruit in the season He picked before time began.  Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”  

My friend texted,  “…simply depending on Him.  Depending on what He is saying for the moment.”

I have a feeling there’s more fruit to come.  The seasons have been marked out on the eternal calendar.  Rest.  Trust. Delight in God’s word throughout the day.  Let Him direct the steps.

 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.

Psalm 143:8 (NIV)


And if this faith walk still seems a little gray to you …

Our daughter, Carrye Burr, just started an on-line book study based on her book, Gray Faith. In case you missed it,  it’s okay to jump right on in! Click HERE for the first video & study guide for Chapter 1:  Gray Beginnings. 



Today’s Challenge:  

  • Is there a Bible verse that popped into your mind today that you want to find out more about?  BibleGateway.com  and Biblehub.com are great resources for research and study.
  • What does your season look like?
  • For a  follower of Jesus, what does real fruit look like?  …Fruit that will last?

You’re welcome to leave a comment and share your thoughts below…

#Day27 ~ Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge


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