Last week Breanne was helping Brailee with a school lesson.  The lesson was on roots and their purposes.

While sharing this teaching with me, Breanne made a statement that has stuck in my mind.  The statement was; “You can’t have a tree without roots.”

Simple statement, I know.  However, it is quite profound.

To bear the fruit of the Kingdom of God, we must have deep spiritual roots.  If we do not have deep roots, when a storm comes our way, it may very well take us out.

Matthew 13 says; And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away.”

Jeremiah 17 says; Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

So, how do we build a strong spiritual root system?  It begins, as with everything else, by meditating on the word of God daily.  Not every now and then, daily.

We see in Jeremiah 17, the one who trusts in God plants his tree by water.  The word of God is the water that washes over us every time we partake of it.  That washing of the water of the word cleanses us, and it nourishes us.  Roots must have water to survive.  They cannot grow strong or deep without water.

One of my favorite verses is Colossians 2:7. In the New Living Translation it says; Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

As you spend time in the word of God and the presence of God, you absorb Him and all that He is.

Just like the roots of a tree absorbs water, we absorb God.  We absorb His word.  We absorb His presence and His power.  It becomes a part of us.

The more we absorb of Him, the more of Him that is in us.

This my friend is how we get deep roots.  By allowing ourselves to grow down deeply into Him and His word.

The rest of the scripture in Colossians says; Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

As we spend time with God, our roots grow deep.  Our faith grows stronger and stronger.  And we overflow with thankfulness.  Why?  Because we are deeply rooted in Him.  We have absorbed Him and His word.  Therein, absorbing His power and anointing.  We have become one with Him.  We are now experiencing everything the word says we have access to.  That only comes from deep roots.

Remember the scripture I shared from Jeremiah?  It says a person who has deep roots never fears.  Is never anxious, even in drought.  And never, ever ceases to bear fruit.  Wow!  What a promise!

It’s time we allow our roots to grow deep into Him.  It’s time we remove fear and anxiety and bear continual fruit.

It’s time to remember the truth; you will never bear fruit, until you first have strong roots.

 

Meditate on this:
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  John 15:4-5