Planted People Prosper

Psalms 92:12-14 The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, he will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still yield fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap and very green. 

Flourishing is God’s will for your life

  • Flourish: To be in a vigorous state; thrive. To be in its or in one’s prime. To be successful/prosper. To grow luxuriantly. To do or fare well. 
  • 3 John 2 “Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”
  • Flourishing is not a mountain for you to climb, it’s a promise for you to embrace
  • You don’t have to work for this: it’s a grace to accept; God has plans for you to flourish (Jeremiah 29:11-14)

Flourishing is for the benefit of others

  • Palm trees: 
  • Cedar trees: 
  • Olive trees: 
  • This city needs our church to flourish; spouses need each other to flourish. We need your business to flourish. The world needs your ministry to flourish. 

Flourishing is tied to your environment

  • Flourishing does not come about by trying harder but by creating proper conditions
  • Your flourishing is tied to where you are planted: the right environment is essential for plants to flourish
  • Christians flourish when they are planted in the house of God; trees are meant to be planted, not moved around
  • Coming out from under the cover of the house causes you to be exposed to the enemy
  • There is a supernatural covering that comes from being under the covering and being planted in the house

Flourishing is intended to be a lifelong journey

  • Yielding fruit in old age; don’t buy the lie that you’re too old
  • Full of sap, flexibility, and very green, something new and fresh going on in you
  • Let’s grow up but not grow old
  • The tree of our church is just getting into its prime

Flourishing is tied to the anointing of the house

  • Psalm 52:8 “But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever.”
  • Olive trees produce olives which in turn produce oil; the anointing of the house flows down into your life
  • Adapt to the house and the unique anointing that ultimately flows down from Jesus, the top leader

Flourishing is tied to your connection with Jesus

  • John 15:4-5 “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine and you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”
  • You have to have a connection with Jesus, not just go to church
  • The God of the house is who truly causes us to flourish
  • Embrace Jesus, get planted, embrace your church