I always planned to write a devotional to accompany the songs that I have written. I just didn’t know that it would be at a time when I desperately needed the truths contained in the songs that the Lord had inspired me to write.
I started writing the devotionals for these particular songs earlier this year. It was during a season in which I realized that I needed to renew my understanding of God’s goodness, greatness and sovereign power. This year has been a season of great challenge for me personally, and also for my country Kenya. Kenya is experiencing drought, a cholera outbreak, strikes by medical personnel, heightened political tensions, and an economic downturn – all at the same time!
God is unfathomable. He tells us that He is unsearchable. “Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand His decisions and His ways!” (Romans 11:33 NLT ).
So I do realize that it is not possible to understand God. Writing this devotional has served as a catalyst to stir me to engage in Bible study so that I can know God better, and I pray it will do the same for you. The internet makes Bible study so much easier for our generation than for others in the past! One tool I use for this purpose is www.Biblegateway.com.
As we study God’s Word, we will be like the trees described in Psalm 1:2-3 –always green and fruitful in every season – even in tough times – because they are planted by the river. The Word of God is alive.
So, come, let us draw from the river of life. Let us find refreshment and strength as we pursue the knowledge of our eternal, omnipotent God and the guidance that He gives for navigating the turbulent times that we live in!
2“But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.” (Psalm 1:2-3, NLT)