Time With God, with John North Devotionals

The most important part of your day is your time with God

Jeremiah 17:8

He 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. (NIV)

This must be an Australian tree—“no worries” in a year of drought!

Have you ever seen trees in the desert? They are usually small, gnarled, and look like they are barely hanging on. But watch what happens as you approach a stream of fresh water. As you get near the bank of the stream, the trees are suddenly tall and strong. Often there are flowers and fruit on the trees.

What makes the difference? Their roots go down deep and draw from the water in the stream. In Psalm 1 the stream represents the Word of God. When you realign your life away from those things that are building the world’s value system into your mind, and you fill your life with things that saturate your heart and mind with God’s Word, then one day you will suddenly realize that your spiritual life is healthy and thriving. You are growing!

Even better, the leaves of your tree will remain green even in times of drought. You will remain spiritually healthy even in tough times. God is inviting you to come and meet Him as you drink in His Word. 

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About Time With God, with John North

Time With God with John North of Ambassadors for Christ International is a popular daily Bible devotion.  This John North devotional offers wisdom and insight for applying Biblical truths to the ups and downs of everyday life to help you grow spiritually.  Spiritual growth doesn't just happen.  You have to constantly strive to grow in the Word of God and Jesus Christ.  Reading daily devotions provides strength and encouragement in your daily walk with Jesus Christ.

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