Monday, October 26, 2009

Meditating on God's Word

Occasionally, we gather our crayons, our bibles, and our Draw to Learn Psalms books and head outside.

Once we are all on a blanket, I open my bible and read from God's Word.

Psalm 1...

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

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.

Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

The girls begin to sketch in their books, drawing trees planted by streams of water.

And we take some time to consider the passage together.

What kind of fruit would be on that tree?
How can we be like that tree?
What fruit would grow on us?
What does God promise us?

And we continue drawing.

It seems so appropriate to me that as we began this task of drawing our Psalms that Psalm One would remind us the value of time spent meditating on God's Word.

K finishes first and we talk and play.

T takes another 15 minutes, at least. It appears that her streams of water have developed into waterfalls pouring down the page.

May the presence and Word of God be so plentiful in our lives as well!


My Beautiful Life said...

That is beautiful Mary. What a wonderful mother you are!!! That is so precious!!!

~Ginger said...

I've never been over to visit you here, but so glad I stopped. This touched my heart (are you surprised) and blessed me.

I love your girls!

You are such a wonderful mother!

What a joy to watch your family grow in the goodness of the Lord.

Keep pressing on my friend!