“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.”
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
• We, as believers, are liken to a palm tree. Palm Trees provide:
1. Shade. A palm tree provides shade and rest for the weary.
• Our duty is to represent Jesus. Just as much as we find rest in Jesus, the world should find rest in us. We should be a safe place, a place of peace and rest.
2. Fruit. Year-around the palm tree produces fruit.
• We should prosper in times like this. We can produce fruit when we are planted in Jesus. We are called to produce fruit no matter the season.
3. A palm tree will use elements from a storm as stimulants for growth.
• An example would be the rain off of a storm would be used for growth instead of the palm tree being flooded or drowning in the rain water. We should use this season for growth.
4. Palm trees know how to bend and not break in a storm.
• We are flexible and should be able to bend and not break you. We can be adaptable to any season that comes.
5. A palm tree will dig to find water. It tells its roots to go deeper until it finds water.
• Digging spiritually is necessary.
• Your secret place of worship, prayer, sacrifice, and devotion are places that the devil can’t go with you. The devil doesn’t know how to go deep!
• What’s around you may be affected but what’s in you doesn’t have to be.
• When you feel weary, it may be because you are not digging. There is no lack of water beneath the surface, only a lack of digging.
• D.I.G. = Do It God!
“And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the Lord, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac’s servants digged a well.”
• There was sacrifice, surrender, worship, a place of devotion and pursuit of God.
• We are designed to DIG!
• We can be quarantined BUT our dig can’t be quarantined!
• If you’ve missed your DIG, you’ve missed everything. Your DIG is time with God, it is your relationship with Jesus.
• Along the way people may try to:
1. There will be those who discourage our DIG. They may challenge your prayers.
2. There will be those in life who try to discredit our DIG. The greatest witness is to just be yourself.
3. There are those who will try to dampen our DIG.
4. There are those who will deepen our DIG. They give accountably and we need major accountability in this season. We need to be this for others as well.
• We should never:
1. We should never desert our DIG.
2. We should never delegate our DIG. You have to DIG for yourself. You can’t live a life being spoon fed. This is not the job of your pastor or your spouse. We are responsible for our own relationship with Jesus.
• We should:
1. We should devote ourselves to our DIG. We have to consecrate our time and space to meet with God.
• Jesus himself got up early to spend time with God. If Jesus had to DIG, we also must DIG.
• You can touch a lot of things, but you can’t touch my DIG.
• When you know how to DIG, you won’t succumb to the pressures of the world. Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, King David, and Job are only a few from scripture who knew how to DIG.
• Once you know how to DIG, you discover who He is. You will discover whose you are. You start discovering purpose.