Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dig the roots

And...as badly as I'd love to show you my new, fresh, cut and colored hair....I'm not talking about "roots" from my head.

Back to Luke 8 and the parable of the seed and the sower....Boy, this is such good stuff!!

#4 on the list of what to think about (and promised) when we are after the 100-fold harvest...

Dig the roots!

Excuse me??

A couple of things to point out...

My roots are as deep as I believe my God loves me. And, as a matter of fact...I need to know deep down in my heart that He lavishly and unconditionally loves me. (Eph 3:16-18)

Also, Luke 8:13 "Those on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root."

Y'all this has been me. Can be me any given moment.

I'll hear the word and even receive it joyfully, but there is no root to the word. NONE!

When we take the word and plant it firmly in the rich soil and let that root be firmly planted, guess what happens??

2 Kings 19:30 tells us that fruit will come from above.

Dig the root, fruit comes up.

Simple concept. Most important. One more time....

Dig the root, fruit comes up.

I'm going to do more than just joyfully hear the word. Its going to take root. Time to get my spiritual ADD in order.

Diggin the root with ya~

11 comments:

Melinda said...

"My roots are as deep as I believe my God loves me."

Oh my word, that's good stuff! That's some good spiritual food for thought that will keep me chewing today.

And, I'll be sure to notice the literal, freshly colored roots on your head next week. :o)

XO Melinda

MelanieJoy said...

I so need to grab hold of this truth too! Thanks for sharing.

BethAnne said...

Spiritulal ADD? I think I might have it. This is a good word for me today....I've got some roots that need digging.

beckyjomama said...

I am SO grabbin me a shovel!

My roots are as deep as I believe my God loves me.

I gotta hold onto that one. Hold on hard and fierce!

Thank you for sharing Fran.

XOXOXOX
Becky Jo

ocean mommy said...

MERCY!!!! This is some powerful stuff here!!!

In fact, I'm printing in large letters DIG THE ROOT, FRUITE COMES UP to hang on our fridge....

:) Steph.

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, dig them roots.

Patty said...

As I am reading about digging the roots and I am getting my roots colored.

My roots are as deep as I believe God loves me....that speaks....

See you in 6 days!!! :))

Cheryl said...

That's a good word and one that I needed to hear today!

Thanks!

Michelle V said...

Thank you for the word, Fran! It's deep stuff! (HA! Sorry, I couldn't resist!)

Blessings
Michelle

Mari said...

I'm stopping over from Joanne's. (One so Blessed) You have a lot of good stuff from the conference. I'll have to come back and read more!

annie's eyes said...

There must be a lot of hair coloring going on this week. My appointment is next Tuesday,my standing three-hour day with Natalie. Now digging the roots takes on deeper meaning with letting the Word go deep in my heart, not just with joy hearing it, but deep in the heart. A good Word, Fran. Love, Annette

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