Flourishing Like the Palm Tree (1)

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Psalm 92:12-14 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow
like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall
flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age;
they shall be fat and flourishing.

The palm tree is a very special tree. It maintains so many unique features that cause it to stand out amongst other trees. In the same way, God has made you and me very special and has endowed us with the grace and abilities that cause us to stand out like the palm tree, regardless of where we find ourselves.

One major characteristic of the palm tree is its endurance. It is able to thrive in varying soil and is able to endure varying storms. That is the reason why the palm tree graces landscapes everywhere; even in deserts. It is a rugged type of tree, unique in both its strength and tenacity. Heavy winds and storms that break other trees only cause the palm tree to bend for a while. After the winds and storms subside, it gloriously returns to its upright position without any tell tale signs of the preceding storm. You are equipped with this same type of strength and endurance as well. When men say there is a casting down, you shall say there is a lifting up, Job 22:29. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Greater is He that is in you than He that is in the world. Boldly declare who you are in Christ!

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The palm tree also lives for an average of 150 years. Like the palm, God has promised to satisfy you with long life and show you His salvation, Psa.91:16. A major source of the palm tree’s strength and longevity is its root. Its roots go deep down into the soil and provide strength and stamina for the tree. In the same way, you must anchor your roots deep down in God. Be rooted in God’s love, Eph.3:19. Be rooted in faith. Be rooted in God’s Word and be rooted in God’s ways. Following the righteous ways of God is a vital
key for us to flourish like the palm tree.

PRAYER FOCUS: Ask God to help you take deeper root in Him. Declare in faith that you are
flourishing like the palm tree. Profess strength, endurance and long life
upon yourself.

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