Two words the Lord spoke to me about this morning, one is faith and the other is flourish. Faith if the only thing in your life that is substantive and cannot be shaken. Now, what your faith is in, determines what is unshakable. I cannot be shaken when it comes to my faith in God. What your faith is in determines what is unshakable in you, but nonetheless it is the faith that is unshakable inside of you. Therefore, determining what your faith is in, will make sure you are not moved in that area. If your not sure what your faith is in, listen to what you defend fiercely when the enemy or others attack that very thing. For me my faith in God is the umbrella which has other unshakable things under it. For example I cannot be shaken when it comes to the word of God both spoken to me personally or written in the Bible. I do not doubt what God has said, now this does not mean I always understand the timing of when it will come to pass, but I do not doubt what He said. My faith is in His word, both spoken and written so I am unshakable in these areas. What about you, what is your faith in, that is unshakable?
The second word He spoke to me about is flourish. Now this is not a word in my vernacular that I use, so I knew it was time to learn what this word meant. Flourish is a bible word, and is tied to the almond tree, which is connected to the word of God. Jeremiah 1:11-12 has God asking Jeremiah, what do you see and he says, an almond tree, then God says, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” This has a direct connection to Isaiah 55:11 “So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” Jesus then picks this up and says in Matthew 4:4 “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’”
All that to say, I believe we have entered a time of flourishing. The word of God is about to manifest, not what we have said, but what He has said. His word is about to flourish, proper, become highly productive, effective and influential in our lives. The almond tree is blossoming and the Lord is performing His word. The days we have lived in up to this point have been extremely challenging, frustrating and down right exhausting emotionally, physically and mentally, but Lord God of Heaven and Earth has not forgotten what He has spoken over the nations, over peoples, over places and He is going to do what He said He was going to do. God is watching over His word to perform it and we have entered a season of flourishing because our faith which cannot be shaken is what pleases Him. Our best days are beginning, everything is changing and God is overseeing it all, so its going to be so good!