In order to grow we need to have roots, strong roots that are firmly established in fertile soil. Seeds that find themselves in fertile soil produce deep strong roots and so we want to engage in conversations, interactions and experiential encounters that lead to the freedom of truth.
There is a lovely quote which goes like this; the seed that falls into good soil represents those lovers of truth who hear it deep within their hearts. They respond by clinging to it and keep it dear as they go through a life of faith . This is the seed that will bear much fruit.
Jesus is the teller of that story and has invited us to grow deep roots by
- Exploration and discovery – Learning to traverse life through honest conversations . We all are learning but if we intentionally engage in active discovery we are powerful to overcome life’s challenges and discover a high road of freedom in Jesus
- Roots mean we are anchored firmly – If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.
- The bible comes from the Greek word meaning book and has a verifiable coherence which is the means through which we are able to anchor what we believe