Wednesday, March 11, 2015

DAILY DEVO...Grow down in order to grow up!

Our lives are like tomato plants! Yes, that is right, even if you don't like tomatoes, in order to "grow up", we must "grow down"!

If you have ever worked in a garden, or watched someone work a garden, you know that in order for a tomato plant to grow up, it needs help. It needs a brace, or a support to help it along. While the plant may be strong enough to hold the tomatoes, it isn't firm enough to hold them up and the more it produces, the more help it needs.

The same is true in our lives, especially our spiritual life. The more we grow in Christ, the more structure and support we need...

"Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong." -Colossians 2:7

Paul knew that as we grow, we need deeper roots to support us. This is why so many times we see people walk away from their faith so easily. Their roots weren't anchored deeply.

If we want to grow in our relationship with God, we have to let our roots go down first. Now that you see you are nothing but a tomato (spiritually), let's do what tomatoes do...grow down to grow up!

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