Most have heard Jesus say that one reason that he had come was so that we could have abundant life (John 10:10). What many do not understand is that there are some basic principles that the Lord has given in His Word that will lead to abundant life.
Throughout the Word of God, we find the people of God referred to as trees. Healthy trees live long, are established, are fruitful, and are also a blessing to others.
In Psalm 1, we find the first principle: Blessed is the man that delights in the law of the Lord and meditates in it day and night" (Psalm 1:1-2). When a person establishes their life on the Word of God, they will become established and fruitful even in the hard times.
The second principle is: "To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called the trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord..." (Isaiah 61:3). God has appointed times of anointing for saints of God who are faithful to the body of Church (Zion, the church) and who have a burden for God's ways (mourn).
The third principle is: "Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is" (Jeremiah 17:7). The person that trusts and hopes in the Lord will be established and become fruitful because the Lord will plant him in a fruitful place. We can see from these principles in the Word of God that the Lord intends for his people to be established and fruitful.