You know how a word keeps popping up all around you, and you are hearing it everywhere? That's what the word roots has been for me lately. I thought the meaning of the word was pretty interesting. Oh I love looking up the meaning of words!
"the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers."
If we are the plant, and the roots are part of us and our growth, what nourishment are you adding to keep healthy and strong with continual growth? Diligently, (my new fav word!) I have been reading God's word every morning before the kids wake up, and I try throughout the day when I have a spare moment, and usually before my head hits the pillow and I fall asleep in exhaustion. It's way too easy friends to say we're tired or don't have time. I know I can scroll endlessly through social media, distracting myself with words and pictures that won't matter a week from now. But I do know that God's Word in our hearts a week from now will only make our roots deeper into what matters.
It's God's Word - our ONLY life giving source! We need to be getting filled from only that source. Any other will leave us dry and crumpled and nearly dead. Start today friends. You fight for that time in His Word. You'll find yourself craving more and soon enough you won't know how you ever survived without it. It'll nourish our roots and make us grow!
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here's my video on roots:
Hello friends, I'm joy. ..
I love sharing my life with you. I enjoy being vulnerable and real because it's then that I hear, "you too?". I hope reading the words from my heart encourages you. We're in this together, friends, so grab your coffee or tea and stick around!