Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; its leaf will not wither, and whatever he does will prosper. The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly will perish. Psalm 1: 1-6 (MEV)
GOODBYE, OLD ME
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly
nor stands in the path of sinners.
nor sits in the seat of scoffers.
HELLO, NEW ME
-Planted by the rivers of water…
-Brings forth fruit, with green leaves…
-Prosperous all around.
-Envy and jealousy
-Love of Money
-Dreams that take me away from God.
• A life that will prosper
• To stay fresh and refresh others.
• To plant my life where God wants it planted.
BLESSED IS THE MAN… [whose] delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.
How do I get this good stuff in 2018?
• I make primary space for God’s word in my life.
Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8 (NIV)
• I act on what God shows me.
Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the Word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like! But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:22-25 (NIV)