Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Standing out

Imagine yourself walking in the bushveld somewhere. Everything is dry and brittle around you and then you stumble across an evergreen tree - you notice it immediately. It stands out from the rest of the environment. The LIFE in that bush or tree may startle us at first, but then it begins to make sense. There is something in it's DNA that allows it to stay green all year around.

Now this is exactly what David is hinting at in this verse for today.

 "They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time,
    and whose leaves do not dry up.
They succeed in everything they do." - Psalm 1:3

If we put down roots near the stream of God's goodness and mercy, then the Spirit of God will begin to change us. It will be like we are planted near a stream of water - the Grace of God will help us to grow and bear fruit in time.

This sounds like Good news to me. All I need to do is make sure I don't go and plant myself far away from the source of Life.

Living in Grace

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