Flourish in the House of God

Psalm 92:13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God.

Church. Bride of Christ. Congregation. Fellowship of believers. Church is a wonderful place. Jacob described it as the gateway to heaven. A place believers gather to find rest and encouragement for the soul. As the psalmist said, being planted in a local church will enrich your life and cause you to flourish.

I know many people have been hurt by church. Rather than a shelter, it has been a place where hearts have been exposed and abused. A sanctuary of hope, that turned into discouragement.

I want to give you this assurance from the Lord: you will flourish in church. You will discover your heart’s longing in the house of God.

Unfortunately churches, and the people in them, are not perfect. But as we exercise honour in love and grace, we allow Christ to flow. Everyone makes mistakes. Practice grace.

Psalm 92 explains that those planted in the house of the Lord will flourish. Church may have taken so much that you feel burnt out, unable to give any more. It is time to return. Go back to church. Open your life to others. Give generously. You will find healing. You will be refreshed. And you will flourish in the house of God.

Be amazing.

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Sarah Coleman is wife, mother of two boys, writer, pastor, teacher and friend. She loves Jesus with a passion and the feel of Australian sand beneath her toes.

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