Have you ever felt you just need to dig deeper or root yourself farther in the soil? Where are you digging deeper in your life? For me I’m digging deeper in my obedience to God. Even when it doesn’t make sense, even when God speaks to me, and puts someone on my heart to reach out to or just a quick text to them there shouldn’t be a question behind it, just obedience. Never did God say it would make any sense because it usually never does. He just said OBEY! He has had me praying, reaching out to people in my life that normally I would just smile at and keep walking by. He has been asking me to reach out to them and ask them what can I pray about for you? How can I stand in agreement with you? At first I seriously couldn’t help but think God are you serious? Is this a joke? I couldn’t help in my head thinking Lord you know how private she is and what if she texts back something not nice. Once again God said OBEY and as hard as it was I did exactly as he asked me to do. I reached out and to my surprise the responses I received back from the people God was asking me to reach out to was incredible. My heart was racing so fast as I read their texts messages. Immediately God gave me scriptures and said send them this one and share this also and before I knew it I was praying over these people. God had me reaching out to people and it was so loving how God was using me everyday. Every time I prayed and a name would come up, God showed me words and asked me to reach out, and I would say no God it’s not the right time. As time passed God kept putting the same person on on my heart and I finally obeyed. A simple text then response I began to dig and to my surprise God gave me specific words to speak to her. None of these words made sense to me so I wrote them down and patiently waited for her to call me. When the phone rang I answered, I felt like I had to talk so fast because God was speaking faster than I could keep up. I began to speak the words God showed me, he said there’s a storm, a beautiful rainbow, and to let him lift the weight off, he didn’t put you here to do life alone and carry all the weight. I feel like it didn’t make any sense and I said I’m sorry if this doesn’t make any sense God was just very persistence on me telling you all this and I must obey. I released all he had me write down, obeyed and moved on to continue to pray for her heart, her marriage, and her beautiful children. How many times have you felt God tug and ask you to do something but you ignore it or aren’t sure how to respond so you just don’t do anything? It’s hard to obey and get out of your comfort zone, not just walking by anymore, just smiling and saying nothing. God will keep tugging until he gets through and you obey. He’s very persistent! Are you digging? Are you obeying ? Are you ignoring the word? I received a word from a sweet person and when I first got it I was like okay. I put the word that she gave me in my bible and kept seeing the words roots, trees, and planting. So of coarse I needed to dig deeper into this word. What does the word root mean? The more I began to dig into this I could hear God say keep going, keep going, keep digging so I looked up the definition of the word root.
Root-the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support typically underground conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers.
“Cacti have deep and spreading roots”
“Love of money is the root of all evil”
“Matters at the heart and root of existence”
Job 18:16 -Their roots will dry up and their branches will wither
Proverbs 12:23 – Wickedness never brings stability but the godly have deep root
Ephesians 3:17 -Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust him. Your roots will grow down into Gods love and keep you strong .
Ezekiel 31:7 – It was strong and beautiful with wide spreading branches for its root went deep into abundant water.
This is just some of what I found when I looked up the word root. It just made me dig and ask the questions….Where are you rooted? In good soil-bad soil…..fresh soil-old soil? Do you know what kind of soil your planted in? How deeply are you rooted? A little or a lot? How do you know if your deeply rooted? Do you need to dig deeper to get better rooted? When I think of being rooted I see a big oak tree like when I was little; the tree was huge with large tree house that looked good because it couldn’t fall. Why? It’s roots went deep into the ground. Do your roots run deep into Jesus so you can be fed?
Written by Velma Escobar