Host: Mimika Cooney
The root system of a tree truly amazes me. A seed is planted and roots spring forth and find their way deeper and deeper into the ground, looking for a system of nutrients and of water.
As the roots settle and begin taking in the nutrients and the water from the environment, those nutrients and water are used to help the tree grow. Then water cycles nutrients throughout the tree to maintain it throughout its life.
If you’ve ever seen a tree’s branches and fruit appearing malnourished or producing a lack of fruit, you can be assured the problem can be traced to the roots and what those roots are cycling to the rest of the tree.
We are designed a lot like trees.
Our behaviors, attitudes, and actions are the fruit. If we don’t like the fruit we are producing, it’s important to look at the branch of our thoughts.
When our thoughts keep us stuck, it’s often a result of bad roots. To be truly set free, we need God to help us dig up the deep roots. Once we know that we are firmly planted in Him, there is nothing we can’t do with Him!
In early childhood the “roots” of our brains are developing – all based on the nutrients of the environment that surround us. Some of what our roots soaked up was good and produced good fruit in us. Some of what our roots soaked up was not so good, and this resulted in the production of fear, anxiety, depression, sadness, anger, bitterness, and so much more.
Our roots … our thoughts … have a way of getting us stuck at times.
But we don’t have to stay that way. We have to allow God to dig up the roots that aren’t producing what is needed and allow him to repair those roots so we can truly be set free.
Once we know that we are firmly planted in Him, there is nothing we can’t do with Him!
Check out today’s Mimika TV episode Digging up Roots.
Listen in and be inspired.