Growing Your Roots

“And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.”   Mark 4:16-17


A mom was startled when she heard her little girl fall out of bed in the middle of the night.  She ran into her daughter’s room and asked her, “Honey, what happened?  What made you fall out of bed?”  The little girl replied, “Well, I think I fell asleep too close to the place where I got in.”

Many Christians do that.  They become saved, but continue to live too close to the place where they entered their life with Christ.   They struggle with the same sins over and over, they remain confused about life, and they never have their questions answered.  Why?  Because they have not rooted themselves in God’s Word.

The steps to being rooted in God’s Word are not hard, but they do require commitment!  First, read your Bible every day.  The important thing is not how much you read, but that you allow it into your heart and mind. 

Second, hear the Word of God.  You can hear it in church on Sunday morning.  You can hear it on the radio, on the internet, on the television, or on your phone.  There is no shortage of ways to hear God’s Word taught and preached.

Then, meditate on God’s Word.  Think about it.  The word in the Bible for “meditate” literally means to chew on it!  Get all you can from it.  Let it become part of you, so that you start thinking and acting through the filter of God’s Word. 

If you do these things, you will find yourself growing in faith and maturity! 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!