“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
By all obvious standards, God had crowned Helen’s 25 years in Christian ministry with unusual success. But each high seemed to have been counter balanced with a low. She suffered personal loss and deep disappointment. Yet through the years her friends found her testimony amazingly consistent.
No matter what occurred, Helen gave evidence of a close relationship with God. When good things happened, she gave thanks, taking no credit to herself. When setbacks came, she still went to the Lord, knowing she could count on Him and His record of perfect care for her. Behind every shadow Helen discerned that God’s good hand had not been withdrawn. Because of that, she could nourish the hearts of those around her, though she herself was feeling dry.
The “secret” to living a life that is rich in the Lord is really no secret at all. Be saturated in God’s Word. Read it, memorize it, live it, tell it. Let your roots go down deep in God’s Word. Tap into His never-failing source of sustenance and be fruitful in all seasons.
Have you sought to set aside some time each day alone with the Lord? See how your soul is nourished as you do.