A Good Faith System

Scripture:  Psalm 1: 2-3 - But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. 3 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.

A good root system serves two purposes in a tree’s development:  it functions as an anchor and the roots collect moisture without which the tree could not thrive.  The root spread of some trees equal the spread of its branches. Some roots are like a strand of hair, yet the entire system of them can exert tremendous pressure. Your root system is the Word of God. As you grow in Christ, each choice of obedience will either strengthen or weaken your faith system.

Psalm 1:2 says that if you delight (take pleasure) in the Word and meditate (ponder) upon it, you will be like a tree that’s planted by the rivers of water. At the river is where the tree’s roots deepen and spread through the nourishment of the water.  It is in the written Word, through the power of the living Word that the Lord Jesus Christ said that we come to know and experience Him. As we deepen through the Word that He said would “become in you as a fountain of living water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:14)” our faith matures.

Your faith system enables you to bring forth fruit (grow in character) in any season (Gal. 5:22-23). It will bring stability and strength.  At the heat of trials, you will remain stable because you are rooted in the Word of God. I know you may feel that you are falling apart, but your faith is being exercised and strengthened. Reflect today on times of great testing and praise God that He has kept you despite the storms of life, the attacks of the enemy, and the attacks of your flesh.

Prayer: Lord, I can say that there have been times when I didn’t want to be kept, but to go my own way and do my own thing. So I thank You that the Word was working in me to convict me and break me to have a heart of obedience that worked for my good and Your glory.

(by Cheryl Torain)






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