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Some Reflections on Psalm 1

River surrounded by rocks

Some Reflections on Psalm 1

River surrounded by rocks

1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person 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 NIV

 

I read this morning a post from Brené Brown someone had put up on social media, she talks of this time of vulnerability being one in which we can be our worst selves or our very best, bravest selves. I had also been meditating on Psalm 1 and what it is to be like a tree, planted by streams of living water bearing fruit in season.

As we ride the waves of emotions, fear, anxiety, sadness and moments of hope, gratitude for answered prayers and peace. I wondered how are we able to be our best selves in this season?

How do we keep rooted in those streams of living water?

What does our fruit look like during these days?

What are we learning that helps to centre us on God?

As Christian Coaches and Mentors, what do our clients need from us right now?

My reflection is that keeping the communication channels open with our clients may be how we best serve them, but not to worry about the conversations we are having, coaching mentoring or spiritual direction. This is not a time for boxes or constraints, we make available what we have and are to others and ask God to lead those interactions.

May your roots deepen by the stream of living water and may you bear fruit in this season.

Sue Iqbal is a Professional Coach, Mentor and Spiritual Director living in the West Midlands. Sue specialises in life and leadership coaching and is passionate about helping others to flourish. Sue writes her reflection in the midst of self isolation and trusts it will be a blessing to others at this time. Sue Iqbal - Director - Forward Partnership - Mob: 07980 672880 - Office: 01564 829093 www.forwardpartnership.org.uk

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