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Monday, January 30, 2017

Prospering

In review of Psalm 1:3 it says, “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.”

Bottom Line:
Follow and delight in His law, for when you do it’s much like a tree planted near a great source of water. You’ll produce fruit at the right time and not wither. You will prosper in what you do.

What this means to me:
As being one of God’s children, I delight in His law, much like a tree that is planted near a stream of water that brings forth fruit at the right time and does not wither. He allows me to prosper in what I do.

Today's verse comes from the first part of Psalm 1. In it the psalmist writes how joyful is it for those who do not follow the advice of the wicked or stand around with and join mockers. Rather they take delight in the law of the Lord; meditating on it day and night. They become like a tree planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither and they prosper in all they do. But this is not so for the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. They will be condemned at the time of judgment. sinners will have no place among the godly. For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.

It seems that as time goes on, our world gets crazier and crazier, further away from what God intended. Even with this, I should be encouraged that He is always on my side. He sees and knows my every need, not just the major obstacles, but every need!

Given this I should not be afraid to stand and speak up. I can make my personal petitions know. I do not need to hide behind the woes of a failing nation or a generations who has forsaken God.

Today, in Jesus’ name, I can stand up and declare a year of greatness for myself and my oikos (those immediately around me.) I can lift up my head and rejoice in knowing it’s going to be wonderful year when I put Him at the front of it.

This year can be a time of supernatural harvest where souls are saved, captives are set free, and burdens are lifted. My enemies will be defeated and I will experience a year of great success.  I can be encouraged to know that as I seek the Lord first, everything I put my hand to will begin to prosper far beyond my wildest expectations.

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