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Introduction: What do the Scriptures say about a life that thrives? Thriving with the "God-kind" of thriving must be achieved the "God-kind" of way. To thrive spiritually, one must follow the instructions given to us from the "Thrive book," God's Word to all who would thrive. Thrive has Biblical synonyms: "flourish, prosper, blessed, favor, increase, flourishing life." The thrive life has four simple definite doors a person chooses to walk through. Let us see these four doors, open them and walk through them. My heart is filled with faith and hope for every person to thrive and to thrive exceedingly. The first step forward to thriving is for you to decide you will grow and keep growing. If you are frustrated, unhappy with yourself, it is probably connected to you not experiencing the growth principle at work in you.
I. THE THRIVE LIFE
1. Living a flourishing life is growing spiritually with commitment to God's House and a vital connection to God's people. It is using everything I have to serve in any way possible at all times.
2. Thrive words: flourish, prosper, blessed, favor, increase, success
B. TO THRIVE IS TO GROW
a. Ps. 92:12: The righteous shall flourish lie a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
b. Eph. 4:15: But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ…
c. 2 Peter 3:18: But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.
d. 1 Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…
e. Col. 1:9-10: For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and ...
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