Moments of Faith Devotional, June 25, 2024 By Prophet Frank Udoh

Title: A Tree Planted by the River Side

Scripture: “He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers” (Psalm 1:3, NIV).


The imagery of a tree planted by streams of water is a powerful depiction of the life of a believer who is rooted in the Word of God. Such a tree receives a constant supply of nourishment, ensuring its growth, fruitfulness, and resilience against adverse conditions. Similarly, when we anchor our lives in God’s Word, we draw spiritual sustenance and strength to thrive in every season of life.

Are you rooted in the right place? The world offers many sources of temporary satisfaction, but true and lasting fulfillment comes from a life deeply rooted in the presence and Word of God. When we meditate on His Word and allow His Spirit to guide us, we become like that tree—strong, resilient, and fruitful.

A tree planted by the river does not worry about drought because its roots go deep, tapping into a constant supply of water. In the same way, when we are spiritually rooted in Christ, we are not swayed by life’s challenges. Our faith remains steadfast, and our lives bear the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

Heavenly Father, thank You for planting us by the streams of Your living water. Help us to stay rooted in Your Word and draw from Your endless supply of grace and truth. May our lives be a testament to Your faithfulness, bearing fruit in every season and standing strong in the face of adversity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Further Reading:
1. Jeremiah 17:7-8 – “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
2. John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
3. Colossians 2:6-7 – “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

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