Hello! My name is Ally Poole, and welcome to my blog Planted by Streams of Water. I am 22 years old, from North Carolina, and have recently gotten home from traveling for 8 months. It is actually funny how I got this blog started, as in originally I was going to dedicate it to my travel adventures. I think God had other plans though, because instead of writing about my crazy adventures, I found myself writing about some of the incredible passages in the bible I would come across in times of trouble or during my devotion. Even though traveling was absolutely incredible, it didn’t get rid of the troubles and questions that would constantly bother me. The more I saw and experienced, the more questions I would have. During my traveling, that is where I discovered I actually enjoyed writing. When I write, it is the best time for reflection, and helps me layout my thoughts in a helpful way. What was most interesting of all was that though traveling didn’t bring the answers I was looking for, the word of God did.
I figured blogging my devotions was a way to keep up with my adventures in Christ. My main goal is to inspire others to read God’s word, as reading it has transformed my life and my relationship with Christ. Most of the things I will be posting will probably be inspired by my devotions, and I would love to share them with you. I got the inspiration for the name of my blog from my favorite passage in the bible, Psalm 1. Here is a little piece of it,
“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, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields fruit in every season and whose leaf does not wither-whatever they do prospers. “
I really love this passage! I think it really shows that reading God’s word is absolutely vital when you are a follower of Christ. His word is what keeps you spiritually alive and healthy. Also it is a great way to get to know God and let Him speak to you. I hope the passages I blog about are as encouraging and life changing for you as they are for me. Or at least something that makes your day a little better. Please feel free to ask questions or share scripture in the comment section; I would really appreciate it!
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” -Hebrews 4:12
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”-Psalm 119:105