2019 - A Year to Flourish 

I woke up in the early morning hours recently and heard Holy Spirit speak Isaiah 44:4 into my heart. 

And they will thrive like well-watered grass, like willows by streams of running water.

The first few verses of Isaiah chapter 44 pictures a fresh outpouring of the Spirit upon the people of God which causes the children of Israel to flourish in a dry and thirsty land. 

Isaiah then prophesies the Creators ownership of His people from their Mothers womb and the promise of God’s blessings upon His Chosen remnant. 

When God pours out His blessings through a fresh outpouring of His Spirit, the land and all those who come into contact with the life-giving properties of the Presence of God, can’t help but flourish in a new way.  

The word flourish in Hebrew means to thrive, make progress, to evolve and to bear fruit. When something flourishes, a regeneration of the land occurs, producing new life and the birthing of a new era.

When God gives His Spirit through the symbolic meaning of water, everything that comes in contact with the River of Life, flourishes and brings forth an abundance of fruit. 

He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalms 1:3 

For many, 2018 has been a year of shaking what can be shaken, so that that which cannot be shaken, may remain (Hebrews 12:27). Through this pruning process, the Lord has made room for your flourishing to appear! Before a tree can produce more fruit, the branches must be pruned and prepared for harvest. 

2019 is a year of flourishing! 

What’s been lost in the process is gaining new meaning as the Winds of change usher in a new outlook for 2019. Be of good cheer, says the Spirit of the Lord. This latter House shall be greater than the former (Haggai 2:9)! 

Holly Watson 

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