Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.
Colossians 2:7 NLT
Are you root-bound?
I wondered as I inspected one of my favorite houseplants, is it root-bound? The leaves looked green and healthy. However, the stems seemed crowded within the confines of the pot, and I honestly couldn't see any signs of new growth. Sighing, I tapped the planter pot on it's sides to loosen the soil. Sometimes the only way to discern the truth is to get to the bottom of it all - the roots.
The plant finally tipped out, roots and all, and my suspicions were confirmed. Trapped inside the too small pot, my plants roots were a tangled and highly compacted mess.
It's amazing to me that a plant can look healthy on the outside and all the while be so miserably root-bound. The solution, of course, is to transplant the plant into a much bigger pot. Then watch for amazing new growth.
Are you root-bound, stuck in your too small planter? It's sometimes difficult to keep on growing in the Lord, when our daily routines and staid traditions confine our growth, like a too small flower pot. Our faith-roots become a tangled mess.
Like a good gardener, Jesus wants to help you. After all, He loves you, forgives you, and wants you to grow, grow, grow - into a deeper relationship with Him
Ask the Holy Spirit to transplant you as He broadens your vision to include new ways of growing in the Lord.
God's will for us is to grow and continue to learn and improve.
Woman of God
Growing in Grace
Until Next Time
Don't forget to consider the spiritual side of your life when planning your day!