Flourish – to flourish anew, revive: to live again, to regain life. April showers
bring May flowers, but under my hand they begin to wither. When I surrender them
into the hands of my wife, they flourish and revive. They come alive again. This
is what happens when we surrender our lives afresh to our Lord Jesus. He revives us.
Scripture speaks much of our flourishing. In Prov. 11:28 and 14:11 it speaks of how the
wicked and those who trust in riches shall pass while the righteous flourish and continue
In Psalm 92:12 it speaks of how we flourish like the palm tree, flourish under all sorts of adversity. The desert palm survives in the absolutely worst conditions. Sand storms, winds, draught and yet none of these things deter its growth.
But we are also reminded in Psalm 90:6 and 103:15 that though our life does flourish, it moves on rather quickly and is soon gone like the grass.
In Ecclesiastes 12:5, Solomon refers to us aging like the almond tree that flourishes. Its buds turn from red to white, which is a reference to our hair changing. But God speaks so strongly in Ezekiel 17:24 how exalted trees are brought down, and lowly trees are lifted up, green trees dry up, and how He is able to make the dry tree flourish.Our calling and ministry should flourish as well. In Philippians 4:10, Paul spoke of how the Philippians' ministry once again flourished and that caused him to rejoice. Let the rain of the Spirit revive you and allow you to flourish once again in these last day to glorify our king.
He makes the dry tree flourish.
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