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A Daily Devotion for Friday, December 10


Psalm 92:12-15


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


Becky, transforming

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Dec 10, 2021

Psalm 92:12-15 When I read these verses, I think of many people who have gone before me. One, in particular, is Fred Penny. Fred (94) currently resides at the Courville in Manchester. I met Fred when I began worshiping at Hillside. To visit Fred today is to witness these verses. His faith, tended well as a child, has grown to the proportions mentioned in these verses. Deep roots, strong, and faithful. His faith is who he is. Age does not diminish because God is his mighty rock. Prayer gracious God as I age, may I always sing your praises. Amen

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Tom
Tom
Dec 10, 2021

Psalm 92:12-15

Among all living things, trees are some of the most amazing. A healthy tree with no human attention whatsoever can live and be productive for hundreds of years. In Sardinia, Becky and I saw an olive tree reputed to be from the time of Christ. It was still bearing fruit. This inspiring image brings the fruit of righteousness to life for me. As one contemplates their legacy at a certain season in life, they could hope for no better symbol than a deeply rooted and fruitful tree.


Prayer - Holy Spirit, let me hear your voice as the wind moves through the many trees with which we are blessed to be surrounded. May it be a reminder of…


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Barbara
Barbara
Dec 10, 2021

Psalm 92: 12-15

14 They will bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green


I feel this verse tells me that if I have done well and obeyed God’s teachings, I will be rewarded for this in my old age. I look back and admire the faith and love my parents and grandparents had for God. These people are the inspiration I had to continue in my faith. I feel that God will reward all who believe in him no matter what age they are.


Dearest Lord, thank you for the gift of life. You have been good to me and I will worship you forever. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.


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David
David
Dec 10, 2021

Psalm 92:12-15


12 The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;


Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1. If we have this kind of faith we cannot help but to grow spiritually. The challenge is to really believe constantly. When I think about what I believe then my faith is strong, but in my daily life these thoughts aren’t usually on my mind.


Dear Lord, The distractions of the day seem overwhelming. I need your help every day. Amen.

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Dec 10, 2021

Psalm 92:12-15


To grow spiritually, how deep must I/we be rooted in God’s truth and his way of life. In Psalm 92, the Bible says, The righteous will flourish like the palm tree, they will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Of all the trees the psalmist could have used he choose these two. First, the palm tree can tower as high as 70-90 feet, and its root system is so strong, it can withstand storms without equal, plus It produces a lot of fruit. And the cedar, is known for it’s strength. It. has a trunk that's more than eight feet wide. God wants us to be deeply rooted, nourished by His word so I/we can withstand the storm…

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