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Week 7 of Faith and Fit 90 Series 1- Day 48: Flourishing Like A Tree

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Day 43: HERE: Saving and Investing
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Week 7: Saving and Investing

Today’s Easy Task: When we get hungry today, instead of feeding on food, let us miss a meal to feed on God’s Word

How to complete this task:

  • Complete today’s task reading
  • Pray today’s prayer
  • Read today’s scriptures
  • We will write down the reason we are missing a meal
  • We will only drink herbal teas and spring/alkalize water (tap water have harmful chemicals added to it)
  • We will journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional)

Today’s Task Reading:

We are near the end of week 7.  Congratulations!  We are over the half mark for the 90 day program.  I’m so glad that we are doing this together.  Today we will focus on flourishing like a tree by doing today’s easy task.  That is when we get hungry today, instead of feeding on food, we will miss a meal and feed on God’s Word.

It takes time to see fruit develop.  It doesn’t happen fast and swiftly.  If the fruit grows to fast and swiftly and out of season, it lacks flavor even though it’s accessible.  As fruit develop, it is wise for the farmer to produce the healthiest fruit nature can grow.  They care about the soil, the water, the environment, and if the seed is getting all the necessary nutrients.   In the same way, the Lord wants for His children to produce good fruit.  He wants to make sure we are getting everything we need to bear the fruit of the Spirit.  God wants us to have  love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).  In order for us to produce good fruit in its season is by meditating on God’s Word day and night,  not considering the counsel of wicked people, not walking in path of sinners and not being around negative people that put us down (Psalms 1:1-3). 

  1. Let us avoid cutting corners to be rich and avoid doing anything illegal
  2. Let us keep our morals and not compromise values
  3. Let us submit to God and do things God’s way
  4. Let us feed on the Spirit of God and stay in God’s Word everyday

Remember that trees grow slowly and grass grows fast.  So rapid growth isn’t like a tree and doesn’t last through seasons.  It doesn’t last through storms.  It isn’t strong enough to survive the strong winds.  Psalms 92:7 compares wicked people to grass.  Psalms 92:12 compare righteous people to palm trees.

Trees bear more fruit, but it takes time for it to product it’s fruit.  It takes patience compare to herbs.  Although it’s tough to see sprouting grass all around, don’t lose heart, Galatians 6:9 says you will reap in your season as long as you don’t lose heart.

In order for tree to flourish, it needs water, nutrition, the seed to die, pruning and branches to stay connected to the tree.  Water represents meditating on the Word day and night (Psalm 1:2).  Nutrition represents hearing and understanding God’s Word and yielding to it (Matthew 13:23).  The seed dying represents produce many seeds and fruit (John 12:24).  Pruning represents cutting off the branches that doesn’t bear fruit (John 15:2).  Connecting to the tree represents staying connected to Jesus Christ (John 15:5).

Today’s Prayer:  God, You are our Pruner.  You help us develop good fruit.  Please help our fruit to develop slowly, instead of fast and swiftly.  We want to have flavor.  We want to produce healthy fruit.  We want to grow in healthy soil, water, and environment that nourish our body, spirit, and soul.  We want to develop the fruit of the Spirit. Help us to meditate on Your Word day and night.  Please forgive us when we cut corners and did anything that was illegal.  Help us to never consider the counsel of wicked people.  Please forgive us when we didn’t keep our morals and values.  Help us to not walk in path of sinners.  Please forgive us for not choosing to be around loving people who wants the best for us.  Give us today what we need for our fruit to flourish.  Help us to receive Your living water and meditating on the Word day and night.  Help us to receive the nutrients we need by hearing and understanding God’s Word and yielding to it.  Help us to produce many seeds and fruit by dying to our will and submitting to Yours.  God take away anything that doesn’t bear fruit in our life so we can stay connected to You.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Today’s Scriptures:  Galatians 5:22-23, Psalms 1:1-3, Psalms 92:7, Psalms 92:12, Galatians 6:9, Psalm 1:2, Matthew 13:23, John 12:24, John 15:2, John 15:5

Galatians 5:22-23 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 [a]gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
Footnotes:
Galatians 5:23 meekness

Psalm 1:1-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the [a]ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he [b]meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the [c]rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
Footnotes:
Psalm 1:1 wicked
Psalm 1:2 ponders by talking to himself
Psalm 1:3 channels

Psalm 92:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 When the wicked [a]spring up like grass,
And when all the workers of iniquity flourish,
It is that they may be destroyed forever.
Footnotes:
Psalm 92:7 sprout

Psalm 92:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree,
He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Galatians 6:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Psalm 1:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he [a]meditates day and night.
Footnotes:
Psalm 1:2 ponders by talking to himself

Matthew 13:23 New King James Version (NKJV)
23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

John 12:24 New King James Version (NKJV)
24 Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much [a]grain.
Footnotes:
John 12:24 Lit. fruit

John 15:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He [a]takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
Footnotes:
John 15:2 Or lifts up

John 15:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
Today’s Tasks
We will write down the reason we are missing a meal and journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional). Please write down the reason you are missing a meal and journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional) here. The reason I am missing a meal is…serain, because the famine was severe in all lands.

Footnotes:
Genesis 41:22 Heads of grain
Genesis 41:26 Heads of grain
Genesis 41:34 overseers
Genesis 41:35 Lit. hand
Genesis 41:36 Lit. supply
Genesis 41:36 be cut off
Genesis 41:40 In charge of
Genesis 41:45 Probably Egyptian for God Speaks and He Lives
Genesis 41:47 Lit. by handfuls
Genesis 41:51 Lit. Making Forgetful
Genesis 41:52 Lit. Fruitfulness
Genesis 41:56 Lit. all that was in them

2 Timothy 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Proverbs 27:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
The simple pass on and are punished.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Today’s Tasks

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We will write down the reason we are missing a meal and journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional).  Please write down the reason you are missing a meal and journal any helpful insights gained from spending that extra time with God (optional) here.  The reason I am missing a meal is…

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