How is Your Diet?

Psalm 1:1-3, “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.”
 
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,” says Colossians 3:16. This will begin to happen when we delight ourselves in the Word and meditate on it day and night. You may not have any immediate outlet for the Word you are taking in, but don’t let that weaken your resolve to know God and know his Word. This steady diet will in time cause you to be a blessing to those nearest you and perhaps even those well outside of your boundaries. The promises of these verses are amazing truths and a wonderful motivation for anyone who has wondered if their time spent meditating on God’s Word will ever amount to much.
 
Train your mind to make the most of down times during the day. Have passages written out on index cards ready for moments waiting at stop lights and in lines. In the closing moments of the day find a line or two in a psalm or proverb to mull over with eyes closed as you fade away. Someone, someday will be richer because you did.
 
“Holy Father, please show us once again how to quiet our minds and tune out our surroundings at appropriate times for the purpose of taking in Your Word. And if our appetite begins to wane would You please allow us to feel the hunger pangs and get back to feeding on Your Word for all the obvious reasons. In Jesus’ name.”
 
Pastor Doug