The Bible often uses images such as a tree and its root system. I think about Psalm 1 that talks about the man who is blessed of God. “Blessed is the man that does not walk in the path of sinners. . .” And the psalmist compares that man to a tree with a deep root system.
Jesus spoke of our relationship with Him as one of “abiding”. He said that He was the vine and we were the branch. And He spoke of the vital union necessary to produce fruit that glorifies God with our lives. So all of that got me to thinking. “How deep are your roots?” We want the fruit in our lives. We want the beautiful tree above the ground.
But without a healthy root system, that is not possible.
Deep roots in our lives as Christians are cultivated through living in the Word of God, and through prayer. So how is your daily devotional life? Do you greet God in the morning and take time to spend with Him in intimate fellowship? Or do you or do you just rush out into the day hoping to catch up with God later? Consider today the root system of your life. Be blessed.