3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
What’s so beautiful about meditation is that it can cause the picture you have been seeing to change. Imagine that there is a piece of land that is over- grown with bushes and weeds and the owner is ready to take possession and turn the land into a fruit-bearing orchard. He needs to do two things: he needs to clear out all the bushes and weeds; then he also needs to plant seeds that will yield the fruit bearing trees!
Why does God liken the one who meditates to “a tree planted”? When you hear the word “planted,” “seeds” and not “trees,” will likely come to your mind because you can’t plant a full grown tree. You plant seeds or seedlings.
Why then is it important to see the tree first? It is important because, unless you see the tree you want, you will really not know which seeds to plant. Until you can see an apple tree, you will never locate apple seeds and then plant them. When you can see an apple tree, while planting the seeds, people may see you planting seeds, but you will see yourself planting an apple tree!
A lot of Christians are struggling in their faith because they don’t have a picture of what they want. They don’t have a picture because they’ve never meditated upon the Word. Planted seeds will bring a tree as long as it’s the right seed. You need to know the type of tree. It is then you can find the seeds you need and plant them. The way you plant is primarily by the things you say. The beautiful thing about meditation is that it spans across everything. It makes you do everything you need to do in order to be victorious.
Confession: I am like a tree planted by the rivers of water and I bring forth fruit in my season and whatever I do shall prosper.