Monday, December 6, 2010


Where are you Rooted?
Monday, December 06, 2010

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7

Plants visibly display a great deal about their roots’ environment, although not always initially. Plants rooted in acid, or alkaline soils produce visible signs of poor health; as do plants rooted in soils lacking adequate appropriate nutrients. Often times the soil environment inhibits appropriate nutrients from being available, in proper form, to the plants. Other times soils are infested with fauna such as rootworm, cutworm, wireworm or nematodes. These pests result in plants with poor health; as they destroying roots to grow and expand in mass.

Healthy, highly productive plants have healthy, massive roots in ideal soil environment. The soils are either free of pests, or the soils and the new roots contain pesticides to eliminate root killing pests. Productive soils are pH neutral, enhancing the availability of required soil nutrients; additionally productive soils have adequate nutrition for maximum yields. Plants with rooted in productive soil are richly colored, with sturdy stalks which prevent wavering, leaning or lodging in severe storms. Plants rooted in highly productive soils, produce high yields!

Their tap root is able to grow to significant depths for plant stability, secondary and fibrous roots aide stability while enabling significant water and nutrient uptake. However it is imperative to recognize that different genetic lines produce different types of roots. Visible positive plant health develops along various times lines for the various genetic lines. The ultimate measure of a plant’s root environment and consequential health is at harvest. Some plants may look tremendous, until their stalks lodge from a delayed harvest.

Where are you rooted? Are you placing your roots in acidic and alkaline soils, where nutrition is limited? Are you placing your roots in pest infested soil where pests destroy your roots, preventing adequate water and nutrient uptake and stability?

Are your roots trying to penetrate compacted soil? This soil is often good soil suffering from too much traffic on it. Your soil may feel like too people have running over you, taking you for granted. The best remedy for compacted soil is water, whether rain or irrigation. If your roots are unable to penetrate for stability and nutrient uptake due to compaction; you need to call upon your waters of baptism in Christ, the water in the Blood of Christ shed for you and the forgiveness of YOUR sins.

Do you desire an abundant life, a life with a high yield? Remember, high yield crops vary in appearance during the growing season. For a High Yield Life, place your roots with Christ in God. Roots placed with Christ will provide stability with a deep tap root; the secondary and fibrous roots will uptake abundant water and nutrition found in the Bread of Life and Water from which we will never again thirst. With roots in Christ, you will not lean, lodge or break off in life’s severe storms. Christ’s love, mercy, and forgiveness is the pesticide eliminating all pests seeking to limit and kill your roots.

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

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