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 1:3 NIV
The fall season makes me long to see the vibrant foliage that carpets the southern part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and my home. I can almost feel the crisp, cool air and the bright, warm sun envelope me as I daydream about sipping a Pumpkin Spice Latte while taking in the view of the mountains.
This mountain range isn’t majestic like the Colorado Rockies, but the intensity of fall colors is breathtaking. The dogwood, sourwood and blackgum trees turn deep red, tulip-trees turn bright yellow, and the red maples a multi-colored brilliance.
I love that God gives us seasons to showcase His glory. He is the one who plants the tree; it is chosen and cultivated for a purpose and is rooted by streams of water. Those waters are a never-ending supply of God’s grace, love and provision.
Charles Spurgeon stated, “The man who delights in God’s Word, being taught by it, bringeth forth patience in the time of suffering, faith in the day of trial, and holy joy in the hour of prosperity.”
My desire is to be so deeply rooted in God’s Word and to take such delight from His presence that I will bear the fruit in season and yield the attitude and actions that honor God.
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Where are you planting your roots? Dig them deep into the soil of God’s Word which is alive and active. It will nourish your soul and give your strength in the seasons of drought.
Dear Father, the beauty of fall is just a glimpse of Your glory! Draw me to Your Word so that my roots will grow deep in You and that my life will bear fruit for Your glory.
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