PSALM 1:2-3. “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 which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, whatever he does prospers.”
- What do we learn about God from this passage?
- What do we learn about people?
- What part stands out to you?
- How can we put this to practice this week?
What is the greatest key to fruitfulness in church planting? What is needed if we truly want to see thousands of people coming to know the Lord and many hundreds of house churches planted? This passage in Psalms says that the person who delights in the law of God, and who meditates on God’s Word will yield much fruit in season. It says that whatever that person does will prosper. For us, that means we will see the multiplication of disciples and churches…supernatural increase…because church planting is what we do!
It is easy as busy church planters to get our focus on the work and off of God. We read the Bible only to prepare our stories or to prepare for our discipleship times. Our time alone with God takers second place in our lives, with our ministry coming first. The pressures are great. People come to our houses all hours of the day and night, our phone is constantly ringing with this problem or that.
The person who delights in God’s Word and meditates on it will see fruitfulness in their ministry. They will not be burned out and exhausted by the strain of the constant demands. Their roots will go down deep and be planted in the streams of water so their soul will be refreshed in God. Out of this abundance and spiritual health comes the fruit of many people knowing and receiving Jesus.
Let’s commit ourselves as church planters to be students of the Word of God, to meditate on it daily, to delight in spending time allowing God’s Word to speak deeply into our hearts. And let’s believe God for increase and growth in our ministry as well.
(from C Anderson, Faith to Move Mountains available on Amazon)
Check out this message from Mike Bickle https://www.ihopkc.org/resources/blog/power-delighting-gods-beauty/