“We flourish truly when we become a people that love His presence”
To flourish means to grow well and to be very successful, this we need to look deep into so that we can truly see the secret to flourishing as the word of God says, it makes it clear that to truly flourish we need to be planted in the house of God
Psalms 92:13 THOSE THAT BE PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.
- BE PLANTED IN THE HOUSE OF GOD
“Every plant has a response that they give which is in response to where they are planted in”
The word of God indicate the people that will flourish, it says THOSE.. Those that be planted in the house of God shall flourish.
“The condition of flourishing is to be planted in the house of God”
How can you be planted in the house of the Lord? Is to receive Jesus Christ because when you give your life to Jesus you become a plant in God’s kingdom.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
To be planted also means to be planted with the person of Jesus and His death. It is important where a seed is being planted for they respond to where they are being connected to. So we see that we are planted in His death so shall we be also in the likeness of His resurrection
Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Death of Jesus is different from the resurrection of Christ and that’s why when we are planted in the house of God what we shall bring out is to flourish in the courts of our God. The flourishing of the believer is dependent on him being planted in the house of the LORD. That house of God means to be planted into Christ Jesus because Jesus is the house of God, the Bible says Christ house the Godhead bodily
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
And to be housed in Christ is to be planted in His death and resurrection. For in Christ lies our ability to flourish, when we place our lives out of Him, we will not flourish. It is until we are grafted in and planted into His house then true flourishing will not come.
Let’s see further what scripture says that
(a) They shall still bring forth fruit in old age
When a believer is planted in the house of the LORD, he will flourish in the courts of God and in old age they will still bring forth fruit. There is no barrenness with a man that is planted in the house of the Lord because such will bring forth fruit in old age.
Psalms 92:14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age…
So we see that our flourishing lies in being planted in the house of the Lord and as we grow older we will keep bringing forth fruit in old age. When others are afraid of getting old, those that are planted will be celebrating the truth that they will bring forth fruit in old age. Let’s see the last part of it
(b) They shall be fat and flourishing
Psalms 92:14 …they shall be fat and flourishing;
This word is more of an empathic word, adding to the truth that a child of God will know no famine, he will be fat and flourishing. Please note the word “FLOURISHING” because in the previous verse the word “flourish” was used but now flourishing, so this means they will never stop to flourish in old age but they will keep flourishing.
“To flourish with God does not know age, as long as a man is planted he will keep flourishing even in old age”
To ask you, won’t you love to be planted in the house God? No wonder David said about his only desire to dwell in that house of the Lord.
Psalms 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
David said to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life, I believe he want to stay flourishing even in the old age.