I have always liked plants unfortunately I do not have a green thumb. My Grandmother on the other hand can grow anything. In fact my family has a running joke, we say if Grandma sticks her finger in the soil something will grow. Her yards are always luscious and green, and her in door plants are just as beautiful. Growing plants comes naturally to her. She takes care of them making sure they have plenty of water and changing the pots when needed. We can look at our spiritual walk the same way.
One reason why my Grandma’s plants grow and produce either fruit or flowers, they have a good root system. If a plant does not have a good root system it will not produce well. The same goes for our life. It is so very important to have a good root system, by being grounded in the word of God.. We also need a deep rooted relationship with God.
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Jesus Christ is our root system, however it is up to us to get into His word, to pray, to seek Him on a daily basis. Just like a plant needs to be watered, and cared for so does our spiritual life. Let me put it this way when you are hungry do you eat? Of course you do, well guess what the words in the Bible will not just jump into our brain and heart. Our relationship with Jesus will not develop if we don’t develop it. It’s like soil it has to be developed. Reread Colossians 3:16-17. We have to allow the Word to dwell richly.
How is your root system? Are you grounded having deep roots or is it all surface? Have you been cultivating the soil?