Planted & Eventually Rooted
Planted is a verb and has many meanings but for this blog's purpose, we will use one of Meriam Webster's definitions: plant(ed) is defined as to put or set in the ground for growth. Rooted also has many definitions but for the purpose of this piece; per the Meriam Webster dictionary root(ed) means the essential core: HEART; the part by which an object (or person) is attached to something else. Okay, now that we have defined these two words let's dig in a bit deeper.
I want you to get used to making the scripture personal to you so where it says "he" insert your name. We should always be working and walking in our lives to completely depend on God for everything, and I mean everything big or small. With that being said let us read. Psalm 1:3 AMP And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].
Great! now let's give you a picture of this, close your eyes, of course after you have read this or even while it's being read to you. Most trees have seasons and different purposes, right? In the winter their leaves shed, in the spring the leaves grow back, in the summer they are a beautiful green, and in the fall they turn those beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows, correct? The point is we, just like those trees, have a purpose and we can live out our purpose in the winters of life with continual shelter and proper nourishments. We do not have to store any for the long harsh winters to last because we will be forever fed. How is this you say? The word of God of course. When we accept God into our lives and read His word, start to understand His word, meditate on His word we will eventually go from being planted to eventually rooted.
It's a process so when will you start? Trust me, studying, praying, meditating, and spending time in His word is always worth the process. Rooted does not happen automatically, first, you have to be planted. Planted involves your effort. Ready!
Living in, on, and for purpose, are you?