Be Like a Tree and Prosper

tree1Trees get their nourishment from the soil. That nourishment comes up through the root system in the form of water and minerals into the leaves. Chlorophyll in the leaves uses sunshine to convert the water and minerals into the food needed to produce the fruit of the tree. Over a hundred gallons of water may be brought up daily carrying vital nutrients to the tree causing it to prosper.

“Fill up with My Word, and My life will flow into every area of your life.”

I heard this years ago and I have meditated on this many times, yet it came to me fresh and new this week and sprang up within me with new life. I kept finding verses that whispered the Truth of these words to me. I found it first in Psalm 1 where the psalmist tells us if we but meditate the word of God day and night, “We shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, bringing forth his fruit in his season. His leaf shall not wither and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” In other words, His life will flow into every area of our lives, just as water and nutrients flow up from the roots of a tree.

How can we fill up with His Word? Meditate. Meditate. Meditate. Take a verse or portion of a verse and simply repeat it silently or out loud and picture what it is saying to you. Fill up with it.

tree2For example, I took Proverbs 3:5,6 and broke it into four parts. The first few days, I just meditated on “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” I asked what that meant and kept repeating it in my mind. One evening some brand new worry thought came to my mind. It was something I could do nothing about. It involved other people. I wanted to keep thinking about what I could say or do to fix it, and then I realized what trusting in the Lord with all my heart meant. I had to turn that worry over to Him. I had to let go of it. As I did, I received peace, and do you know, He took care of it!. I filled up with His Word, and His life flowed even into a situation that I had no control over.

Today’s Verse: But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:2,3 (NKJV)

Today’s Action: Choose your verse, or part of a verse and keep it with you all day. Go to sleep with it on your mind and wake up with it. Make it yours. After you have made that verse your friend, choose another. Over time you will see that truly His life flows into every area of your life, and you are like a tree. You are prospering in every area of your life.

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