Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
We cannot always see the need of doing the spiritual things that create strong spiritual roots like taking time for daily meditation in God’s Word to become rooted in our relationship Psalm 1:2, 3. The need for having strong roots is revealed when we are in a storm. Some storms we can speak to; some we can go through; some we must endure. The deeper your roots, the stronger you are to endure storms.
Proverbs 12:12 tells us that “… the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.” Great meetings, conferences, seminars, and revivals are wonderful to add spiritual life to us. Being planted in the local Church is also included as a part of God’s plan for us (Psalm 92:12-14). God uses ALL of them to help us but the primary way He designed life to flow to us is from the roots of our personal relationship with Him. Time with Him in the Word, worship, and prayer are the spiritual tap roots of our relationship. We have to make time for these things. Time with Him helps get us rooted in our redemption to produce fruit in our walk. Colossians 2:6, 7 says, “ As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”