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Good Morning My Loves, I walked out into our backyard a few days ago where Pastor Rick was trimming bushes. he stopped and said, “Have you noticed how that all the plants on this side of the yard are full and flourishing, and those on the other side of the yard are not quite as big and strong?” I said, “Yes, I’ve noticed that the side that isn’t quite as big and strong, is not getting the same amount of sun." Even though they are they are from the same plant family, the same distance from the house, in identical pots, get the same food and water, they don’t get the same amount of sun. God immediately spoke to my spirit and said, “Many of my people are like those plants. They have the potential to flourish and be successful, but they are not in the right environment. Their success is directly correlated to how much time they spend with Me, the SUN of Righteousness.” I said, “That’s so true Lord, success is only possible in the right environment.” This scripture immediately came to mind: Malachi 4:2 (NKJV)


But to you who fear My name

The Sun of Righteousness (Jesus) shall arise

With healing in His wings;

And you shall go out

And grow fat like stall-fed calves. There are environments that keep you focused and productive, and there are environments that keep you distracted and unproductive. There are environments that “stunt” your growth, and even “kill” you. It’s important to intentionally put your roots down where you are being fed, watered, and getting the right amount of SUN. If you are in an environment where the presence of God is not revered and honored, GET OUT, and find a place where He is revered and honored, and GET PLANTED! When you're in an environment where the presence of God is, you will be:

  1. Successful in becoming all that God called you to be.

  2. Stretched outside of your comfort zone, and grow UP!

  3. Encouraged to increase and multiply. Be more!

  4. Fruitful.

When you are in a “shady” environment you will be stunted and held back. Watch out for those that try to get you into compromise and rob you of the greatness inside of you. Shady people can steal in a moment what took you years of effort to grow.

Stay planted in the house of God. Stay away from small minded people that limit God and “ridicule” you and His calling upon your life, and you’ll be successful and prosper in ALL that you do! David said it like this:

Psalm 1Amplified Bible (AMP)


Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],

Nor stand in the path of sinners,

Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers).


But his delight is in the law of the Lord,

And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.


And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,

Which yields its fruit in its season;

Its leaf does not wither;

And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity]. Environments matter. Choose wisely! I love you all! PV

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