The other day I was reading the Bible and realized that I was staring at an unopened invitation. I encountered it while reflecting on these words from Psalm 1 about the person who meditates on God’s Word day and night:
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. (v. 3)
I found myself pondering this question: “Do I believe in this promise enough to bank my life on it?” I knew I wanted the abundance described in this verse, but was I willing to meet the condition for receiving it? The verse says it comes to those who will meditate on God’s Word day and night.
As a way to take God at his word, I recommitted to a life-long practice of mine that had fallen out of use: Scripture memorization. I’m filling up the pages of a binder with verses I have memorized, partially memorized, or want to memorize. I’m selecting a passage to meditate on that I can carry with me into the day.
I want to encourage you to take up this practice. There is something special when we take a little portion of God’s Word and bury it deep within our hearts.
I’m going all out for the abundant life God promises in Psalm 1. Why don’t you join me?
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