The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” Psalm 92:12-15
What it means: I am so excited to begin this bible study from Well Watered Women. I love to have a fun (and pretty) excuse to dive further into the word! This one is about Flourishing and the Fruit of the Spirit! The author Gretchen, refers to our sins as weeds growing in our lives. I think we can all agree we have weeds, some taller than others! There is no wickedness in the Lord but our weeds sure to have it’s filth! We cannot let those weeds control our lives. When I think about the word itself, flourish, I think it is beyond beautiful but how far I am from it daily. As the palm tree was very valuable in the hot dry area back then, so is a flourishing person! We may flourish from time to time and have our ups and downs but the more we dive deep into the roots of Jesus daily, the more we can truly flourish in him. It is when our roots are so deep in the soil that we can truly produce the fruit of the spirit and I cannot think of anything more to want.
Prayer: Lord I come to you today broken. Please forgive me for making my days about me rather than you. My weeds are high and restrict me from truly flourishing. I let them. I pray to remove those weeds. I pray to be the good person no matter what weeds try to grow and not let them take over. I want to focus my days on loving and serving you and I pray for the courage to do that! Amen.