There are so many amazing things about my creation that I should celebrate habitually. And the joy of the knowledge of who I am should keep me surviving the storms of life, and give me the impetuous to move forward even in the face of recession and uncertainties. There is no reason why I should be depressed or disilussioned because my help is in the name of the Lord, and my sufficiency in the creator of heavens and earth (Psalm 24).
Facts are temporary but Truth is eternal, and the truth is what I believe and appropriate into my life, even when factual realities steers me in the face! God’s word is true and it tells me what God had in mind before creating me; what He intends that I accomplish, and what He has in store for. I am His business, His workmanship, and His representative here on earth. And because The Lord is my Shepherd I don’t need a thing since He has bedded me in lush meadows (Psalm 23). My times are in His hands, and this is the reason am confident that all that I need for life and godliness He will provide.
I will rather dwell on the beautiful description of my person than worry about what I lack. The world tells me my relevance is only found in my social status, wealth and achievements. But it is a lie! I’m relevant because God knows me, calls me by His name, and had me in His plans. I am like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, and so am always refreshed and nourished. I’m flourishing because I’m connected to the source of life, the fountain of unending joy from whom all blessings flow. Like the tree by the river side, I am inclined towards my source, my heart is fixed on Him, and I am inactive in the path where the godless work. My affinity is towards Him and my meditation is habitually on His word. My leaves are always green and my fruits never fails it’s seasons. The Lord is acquainted with my ways, and my place is in the munitions of the rocks.
I am like the palms of cedar, flourishing because God reckons with the righteousness of Christ, who lives in me. I grow heavenwards, daily fashioned into the image of Christ, and this is my destiny! “The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree…” (Psalm 92). I am stately, upright, useful, and fruitful. Like the Cedar in Lebanon, I am majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible. I am growing in grace and flourishing in the
house of the Lord. I am full of spiritual vitality, and rich in the verdure of trust, love, and contentment. I am a living memorial, an evidence of God’s faithfulness to His promises.
Psalm 8 reveals how we’ve so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden’s dawn light. And how God put us in charge of His handcrafted world, repeated to us His Genesis-charge, and made us lords of sheep and cattle. It’s amazing who we are. If we imbibe the truth about who we are in relation to God, our maker, then we can be sure to flourish even in he midst of recession and life’s difficulties. Say with me, “I’m flourishing! I am winning! Yes, we are winning!