Dig Deep Roots

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Despite having a landscaper lay sod, dirt, and grass seed in our yard several months ago, areas of hard dirt remained where no grass grew. So Pilot spread a new layer of dirt over the dry, hard-packed soil in hopes the grass will spread into the newly placed dirt, dig deep roots, and thrive.

Makes sense to me. The grass needs something to dig its roots into that will encourage  growth. It needs a nourishing environment to thrive. Without some place to put down roots, the grass will struggle and eventually die.

Come to think about it, the same holds true for us humans, don’t you think?

We need a fertile place to dig our roots into that encourages the growth that comes when we believe on the Word of God for our strength and renewal.

We need a spiritually nourishing environment to thrive and gain knowledge of who God is, and who we are in relation to him.

If we aren’t digging deep roots into the Word of God and studying what the Bible teaches us to a level that goes below the surface, we’ll struggle through our days and possibly give up.

I’m optimistic this new layer of dirt Pilot placed in the backyard will be what the grass needs to spread its roots, be renewed, and thrive. I’m also optimistic when we dig our roots deep into God’s word, we are renewed, come alive, and thrive.


What about you?

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Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, and you must put on the new self, which is created in God’s likeness and reveals itself in the true life that is upright and holy. Ephesians 4:23-24 (GNT)

I wish you well.


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