A Daily Devotion for Friday, December 10
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
Spiritual growth does not involve productivity or prosperity in the concrete sense of those words. When I think of spiritual growth, I think of the people of Nicaragua, who have so few “comforts” at hand, but who have a spiritual life and connection to God which is unrivaled in most of our culture in the US. That is the growth I need to seek. I long to “still bear fruit in old age,” and to “stay fresh and green.” I can do this, with God as my guide and companion.
Father God, draw me closer, please. I need you every minute. Forgive me for my foolishness. Amen