What are you thinking about?
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
(Psalm 1, ESV)
What is it that fills your mind when there’s nothing particularly going on, in moments of quietness or when you’re on your own? The things you’re working on; the conversations you’ve had recently; the latest jingle you heard on the TV or radio; what you’re having for dinner or Jesus’ words?
Here we see described a man who finds his delight in the law of the Lord who meditates on it day and night. The Psalmist says it’s like the abundant water available to a tree planted by a stream, producing fruit and not being so worn and wearied by it’s environment.
If we spend our time with Jesus, meditating on his word as we go about day to day we’ll see our thirst quenched by his living water and know a life filled with fruitfulness that doesn’t get pulled down by situations and circumstances. For in Jesus we have everything we could possibly need so lets try and align our minds to him, so that it’s his voice we hear through the business and in the quiet.