Spiritual Roots

Unless a life is rooted in the Word, a life is slowly dying. Unless the focus is more on roots than blooms, there is no way to thrive. What is hidden underneath the surface of things is what determines whether you go under or not. ‘Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness’ (Colossians 2:7) …

Tend[ing] to your spiritual roots today is tending to your future self. Digging into the Word is rooting yourself in the only reality that can dig you out of what overwhelms tomorrow. Plant your life in the Word — and it’s your life that becomes the garden that blooms in ways you always dreamed of.

—Ann Voskamp

My prayer this week: Dear God, in this new year, help me dig into your precious Word more deeply — and with a greater commitment — than ever before. Help it become a “lamp to my feet and a light to my path” in 2024, so that whatever comes my way I am rooted in your promises and thriving in the truth of your Word!