Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:25–26, “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word.” In the Bible, water is a symbol of the Word of God. The tree mentioned in Psalm 1:3 is “planted by streams of water.” It is healthy and fruitful because it is near the streams and can draw water with its roots. Similarly, you must be connected to the Word of God so it can flow continuously into your life; then you will bear your fruit in its season. You might not receive an immediate answer to prayer, but the season will come because the Word is flowing into your life. Everyone who has questioned your trust in God will see your fruit. You can say, “I haven’t seen any results yet, but there’s fruit in the tree.”
How do you keep believing? You must be planted in a place where the Word is prevalent and the people around you are continually speaking and living it. Spending time in the Word will transform your mind. When you hear something continually, it becomes a part of your heart. You start believing it, and you reflect your belief by what you say. Then the fruit starts to appear.
Blessed is the man…[whose] delight is in the law [Word] of the LORD, and on his law [Word] 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.(Psalm 1:1–3)
Father, please forgive me for not remaining planted beside the water of Your Word every day. Allow my roots to go down deep into the Word so I can bear much fruit. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: When you stay connected to the Word of God, you will bear fruit in season.
Reading: 2 Samuel 19–20; Luke 18:1–23
-Daily Power and Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)
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