"But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do."
Psalm 1:2-3 (NLT, emphasis mine)
I'm am definitely not a farmer or gardener by any means (shocking, I know). But thanks to public education, and my Eden-like yard, I do have a basic understanding of plant life.
I've read these verses dozens of time. Even started a blog, Rooted Moms, on the truth that fruitful, fulfilling motherhood comes when we are rooted in Christ and His word.
But two words came alive in a whole new way as my eyes gazed upon these verses: each season.
That means that when I am in the Word, meditating-- dwelling-- on it in my life, I will bear fruit in every season, no matter what that season holds.
Not just for my benefit, but for those God has placed in my life-- and even for God:
John 15:8 says, "This is to my Father's glory that you bear much fruit..."
My fruit-- good, bad, little, or much-- speaks of the Father.
And our fruit is not dependent on the season, but the Source.
As I learn to dwell on God's Word over the course of the year, I pray that I become more like a giant oak, firm and steady, with roots stretched deep into the soil; and less like an orchid, tempermental and weak, dependent on perfect life conditions.
Dwelling in Him,
A little about me...
Hi, I'm Katie!
Wife to Craig, mom of three, author, writer, Jesus-follower, Bible teacher, and coffee enthusiast.
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