8 He is like a tree growing near a stream
and sending out roots to the water.
It is not afraid when hot weather comes,
because its leaves stay green;
it has no worries when there is no rain;
it keeps on bearing fruit.
Further reading: Joseph in Charge of Egypt: Genesis 41:41-57.
Pandanus: For pandanus plants to flourish they need to be planted by water and in sunny places.
Indigenous: God desires for the Indigenous people to flourish, by drawing near to the Son, refreshed by the
Holy Spirit and watered by His Word.
Joseph: Throughout all the seasons of Joseph’s life he continued to stay firmly planted in God – the source of living water. In everything he did he prospered, received honour and promotion.
Questions: Would you like to be planted in God so that you can flourish?
Prayer: Lord, help us to be planted in you so that we can flourish in all seasons of our lives and abundantly bear fruit.
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