I was really encouraged as I read Psalm 1 the other day. These few short verses captivated my heart and gave me a beautiful vision of my marriage in the future.
The Psalm starts out by describing ‘The blessed one…’
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
This immediately had me wondering, do I delight in God’s law? Do I meditate on it day and night?
The truth is, I do delight in God’s law very much, but I fail to meditate on it day and night. Most days I wake up and read His word and spend time praying. However, if I do it that one time I usually feel accomplished and rarely think again to pick it up for a second round of intimacy with God. I think this is something I want to invest into more. I want to be intentional about seeking God both day and night!
I love that God’s word challenges me in this way. If it didn’t cut straight through to my heart, I would never be inspired to make change. I appreciate the power of all God has given to us through His holy Word.
I continued reading and let out a sigh.
3 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.
This imagery filled my heart with transcending peace. I imagined being that tree, rooted in love, enjoying the view, cared for by The Lord of Living Water, producing all kinds of Spiritual fruit. My leaves – my health, my marriage, my relationships, my business, my passions, my life – were vibrant, colorful, and thriving.
In whatever I do, I prosper.
When I read this scripture, I envisioned what my marriage would look like when I delight in The Lord day and night. Knowing the impact it makes on my attitude when I read the Bible daily compared to the days I forget to do it at all, revealed to me how much greater my marriage would benefit if I spent more time delighting in the law of The Lord multiple times a day. As I saw a glimpse into the future, where I was intentional about fulfilling Psalm 1, I saw my marriage rooted in love and it was breathtaking.
I want to be that tree planted firmly, securely, faithfully. I want to produce Christ-like character. I want my life and my marriage to prosper.
How does Psalm 1 detail how I can be that tree, how can I be that blessed?
1. If I do not walk in step with the wicked.
2. If I do not stand in the way sinners take.
3. If I do not sit in the company of scoffers.
4. If I delight in the law of The Lord.
5. If I meditate on the law of The Lord day and night.
These 5 ways will lead us to prosperity, in whatever we do! Marriage is not just something that exists, marriage is an intimate relationship that requires us to do. We can do poorly or we can prosper, the choice is ours.
It is vital that we receive this wisdom from Psalm 1 and apply it to our lives. We need to be intentional about investing in this way. The results of such a life will leave you sighing with a breath of fresh air.
Do this and feel alive, vibrant, and prosperous. Your marriage will reap the benefit of your intentionality and it will be oh so very worth it!