Planted By The Waters

Time Posted on August 18, 2010 User Dakota Lynch


A few weeks ago we went to the park with my family, and one of my cousins pointed this tree out to me. At the time I just thought it was a pretty cool tree, and so I took a few pictures of it. But a few nights later the Lord began to minister to me and show me the spiritual principles to be learned here.

Just like this tree, "the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is" shall be as a tree "planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7, 8) Because Christians have a constant supply of spiritual nourishment, we should be able to bring forth fruit in our lives continually. When hardships fill our life, and at times when anybody else would throw in the towel, we can continue to press on.

While everybody else is looking for the meaning of life in sinful things, we have found our own little oasis from which we may drink continually: God's Word. Whether we are in Sunday morning church service, or in the super market picking up a few groceries, we can receive what we need from God through the Word we have hidden in our heart. Just like this tree, those who have memorized the Scriptures can constantly be drawing strength and nourishment from it.  While the world around us perishes with thirst, we can not only survive, but we can thrive!


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8 responses to Planted By The Waters

Severus Snape

"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" ~ Psalm 1:3

Georgette Galvin

This is so true Dakota. And the confidence that those memorized Scriptures give to us is wonderful.

Phil Walker

Dakota, thanks for reminding us of this beautiful illustration God gives us in Jeremiah 17 and Psalm 1. May we whose eyes have been supernaturally opened and who have tasted of God, have His grace to fully and daily take in His Life - giving water, that we might represent Him in our lives. Your dedication to Christ at such a young age inspires me. May He continue to work in your life.


this is very encouraging dakota. thankyou. im trying to memorize psalms and just the other day when i was doing my verses i found a verse simalar to the one you have~

Psalms 1:3
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.




May we order a print of this? So true and lovely!

Dakota Lynch


That would be wonderful! You can contact me at, so go ahead and shoot me an e-mail and let me know what size you would like, as well as your mailing address. I can either give you a 4x6, 5x7, or an 8x10 - whichever you prefer. Also, would you like to pay via paypal, check, or moneyorder? Once you decide on a size, I'll give you a price and we can go from there, but I do make my pictures as afforadble as possible. I look forward to hearing from you!


Dakota Lynch


I haven't heard anything back from you. Have you sent me an e-mail, because if so it must have gotten lost in cyberspace. :D.

Connie Swaine

Dakota, this was such a beautiful picture and story to share. Thank you and Praise God!