"Remember the lesson of the seed too in its sending a shoot down so that it may be rooted and grounded, while at the same time it sends a shoot up to be the plant and flower that shall gladden the world.
The two growths are necessary. Without the strong root it would soon wither, as much activity fails for lack of growth in Me. The higher the growth up, the deeper must be the enrooting.
Many forget this and thus their work ceases to be permanent for Me. Beware of the leaves and flowers without the strong root."I found this to be very profound. If we want our work in Christ to be valuable and long lasting we need our roots to grow deep in the Word, deep into the truths of the Lord. We need to absorb it and live it and in time we will bear that fruit. Good, usable, honest fruit.
I found it interesting that this excerpt points out to beware of the leaves and flowers that look good but are in fact short-lived and not God-centred. Its impossible to see the roots and I think its at these times we need to seek God for discernment and guidance so we do not fall for appearances.
1 John 4 v 8: He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Eph 3 v 17: That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love...
God is love and so if we are rooted in God we operate in love. I hope this encourages you today to walk in love and to dig those roots deeper into God our Father so the fruits we display in time will be fruits of love.
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