This is a picture of a tree that fell last Monday, March 7th, 2022 in our front yard. Notice the roots are mainly topical and not so deep. My wonderful neighbor and her son said that Maple trees grow deep first, pine trees, not so much. You can tell that because the Maple’s are healthy and have a hearty appearance. He said that pine tree roots typically grow wide and out and maples grow down and then out. I have a lot of beautiful trees around my house and 6 pines died. The word out is that they ‘caught’ some kind of asian bug or disease but from the looks of the roots, someone, somewhere didn’t plant them deep enough in my opinion. While my daughter and I cut grass we are running the lawnmower over …. roots!
Here’s my question to you today: How’s your roots? Are you a pine tree or a maple? Are you in an established, Jesus-preaching church either in brick and mortar or online? Get to know the Word so that your relationship with Jesus can ‘grow’ stronger with each new day. He is waiting on you to read all about Him so that His Holy Spirit can work through you according to the Word(s) that you speak. Do you know that Angels will manifest and help you according to the Word that you speak. Jesus is the Word and He is the Dispatcher. When you speak the Word of God, they get busy.
It all boils down to your roots. Are you rooted and grounded in the word or are you slowly becoming a felled pine? Love ya and if you’re not saved, get saved. Romans chapter 10!
Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Rom 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Rom 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
The Message of Salvation to All
Rom 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
Rom 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Rom 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Rom 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Rom 10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Rom 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
Rom 10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.