Thursday, October 25, 2012

Here We Grow Again!

Job 14:7 At least there is Hope for a tree; if it is cut down, it will sprout again.

The most dangerous thing that can happen is to lose Hope, to stop believing that your situation will ever change but you should never lose your ability to have Hope.

In the movie, Shawshank Redemption, an inmate named Red, played by Morgan Freeman, told his friend Andy to basically give up the hope of getting out of Prison. He told him, “Hope is a dangerous thing. It can drive a man insane, “but when Andy finally broke free he wrote a letter to Red and said, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

There are times when it looks like something has died or is dying around us but if there is good in it and more importantly, God in it, it will not die but it will grow again.

Job spoke this as it related to his life. He was in danger of giving up Hope but he messed around and talked about a tree, he didn’t know it would be an example of his comeback. After Job lost everything, God gave him back double for his trouble.

There is Hope for a tree if it is cut down.
  1. It will Sprout again. You need to know that whatever got cut down in your life, it has the ability to grow again. Every tree that bears fruit must be pruned so that it can bear more fruit. It’s time for you to sprout again.
  2. The new shoots will not fail. The new shoots, opportunities that God gives you, will not fail you like the old stuff God had to cut off. Some people and some things had to be cut off so God could give you new.
  3. The Roots may be old, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant. God is about to send some rain on your situation. The scent of water is whatever you’ve been waiting on from God. I smell Rain!
I’m going to share a prayer with you that my friend, Rev. Gary Matthews sent me while I was writing this devotional:

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I invoke the Spirit of Goshen over every territory that God has allowed you to be over, even land that has not been developed but is in transition for you and your people’s possession. I pray that GROWTH be multiplied immeasurably, as God enlarges your territory. Get ready, it’s harvest time! You’ve been faithful my friend, the fruit of your labor are already increasing! The Levy has been broken and the flood gates of heaven are releasing the blessings over territory’s you and your people have claimed and reside in!


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