“Bearing fruit requires deep roots, a healthy root system, and nourishment.

For a tree to bear fruit, it must be anchored by its root.

 If we are to bear fruit, we must be anchored in the Word of God.”

Dearest Reader,

I traded office space with my Sweet Man last week. My new space is brighter, more open, has more light, and I feel as if I can breathe again.

I now have a beautiful view; a pear tree with limbs heavy with fruit, so heavy her branches reach the ground. We have been here almost six years, and the pear tree has never looked like this before.

If you look carefully, the tree is alive with movement. Hummingbirds, butterflies, bumble bees, and honey bees are feeding on the nectar of the pears. I often catch myself gazing out and daydreaming.

We have never fertilized, treated, nor watered the tree and yet she is full of beautiful pears and fluttering, buzzing life.

She’s an old girl, deeply rooted, bends in the storms and lifts back up again. She is healthy and beautiful. The pears are juicy and sweet.

I contemplate the lesson she has for you and me, and that is if we are deeply rooted and nourished with the right things, we can be the same.

What Is She Telling Us?

If we are not planted and rooted in the things of God, we will wither in the world. We will become a part of the world, rather than being set apart by God, in the world.

Set apart, reflecting God.

“If we are in radical pursuit of God our lives will reflect Him.” Tyler Estees, Youth Pastor at View Church 

Shallow roots lead to spiritual death.

“Bearing fruit requires deep roots, a healthy root system, and nourishment.

For a tree to bear fruit, it must be anchored by its root.

 If we are to bear fruit, we must be anchored in the Word of God.”

We must be anchored, anchored in the Word of God. Abiding in, remaining in, His Word.

Then we too will bear much fruit.

“Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me.

I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.”

John 15:4-5 (CSB)

Without Him, we can do nothing.

Gifts of Grace

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