Let God Replant You – July 12, 2019

2019-07-12     

Let God Replant You

You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. Song of Solomon 4:12

A farmer’s fruit tree consistently produced bumper crops and became a real money-maker for him, so he put all his efforts into marketing and never noticed that the tree was dying. Then one day he woke up and realized the root had dried up. He’d been so focused on the fruit that he neglected the root. How about you? Are you focusing on numbers and outcomes, or are you focusing on the purpose, people, innovation, culture, and root of your success? Nurture the root and you’ll always have fruit. Ignore the root – say goodbye to the fruit! One author writes: ‘Like a plant constrained in the same pot, our roots become bound and twisted. Over time we’re unable to be fully nourished. We can’t grow beyond the limits of our environment. In the words of Scripture, we become “like a garden locked up…a walled-in spring, a closed-up fountain”. But God sees the person inside…the one with potential to become everything He created you to be. He sees the impending bloom of the locked garden, the refreshment of the inner spring, and the sound of the running fountain. He knows you’re inhibited and closed, and He wants to set you free. Some hardships like death and divorce cause a necessary replanting…an opportunity to establish deeper roots and realize our potential in a new container. Ask God to replant you…to gently remove you, free you from captivity, and find the perfect place for you to grow. Let Him nourish your roots so they extend into the rich soil of newfound freedom.’

Prayer
Heavenly Father, help me pay more attention to my roots and not on the fruit. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

2 comments

  1. I read these devotions every day, and always find nourishment for my soul and a new outlook for the new day! Thank you for using God’s inspiration and applying the discipline it takes to bless so many people, including me! I especially loved the message today!!

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