Saturday, October 25, 2014

Where God Plants You

Your life as a believer is like a tree planted by the river. God has a plan for you. He plants you where He wants you. You may wish that you were somewhere else. You may think, if I was somewhere else I would be happy, that God could use you in a greater way. Such thinking fails to remember that God plants your life in His place for you. Sure you have choices. No one should deny that, but God even works through your choices.

God is the unseen source of blessings in your life. He is like the river, providing life for your roots. Believers are like a tree planted by the rivers of water. God is your source for all things in life. He is your inner source of life and strength. He desires to bear fruit through you. The tree does not strain nor struggle. It simply receives quietly and constantly from the river. God is there for you. Don't worry nor fret. Rest in Him. Trust in Him. He who is your source of life and strength shall not fail you.

God is working in you to prosper you. Attention please: I must define the word prosper. We are not talking about financial worth. Prosperity in Bible terms is receiving all you need from the source of God's blessing. He is your sufficiency. He is working in you constantly. He works in you when you understand and when you don't. He will bring forth fruit in your life in due season. Simply trust Him where God plants you.

"He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, 
that brings forth its fruit in its season, 
whose leaf also shall not wither; 
and whatever he does shall prosper."

Psalm 1:3