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Thrive is a state most of us want to live, but few actually do.

As the pace of life steadily increases and more demands are placed on your time, it seems your ability to thrive becomes less and less. Unless of course, you learn to build your life around strategies that help you live out this life!

One such strategy that helps you flourish is to be be rooted into God’s Word. 

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:7)

I love how this verse uses the word “roots.” It is a concept many of us are familiar with.

All of us have grown produce or potted flowers and know the importance of a solid root system. Roots serve as the storehouse for the plant. Their role is to anchor the plant to the earth, soak up water and minerals so that the plant can grow, and serve as the food reserve.

Having solid roots is essential for the plant to generate flowers and produce. Without deep roots, the plant will easily wither.

The same is true of your faith and ability to live life.

When life is built upon shallow roots, stress, exhaustion, and weariness are the end result. But, when your roots are deep and grounded, your ability to withstand life strengthens.

It does not mean that you will never again experience stress (or exhaustion or weariness), but because truth is in your heart and taking residence in your soul, you have a better ability to cope with that stress.

Isn’t that how life should be lived?

How Do You Develop Deep Roots?

Like a newly planted tree that needs water, sun, and nutrients to grow, you too need God’s Word and daily devotion for your spiritual roots to develop.

  • I recommend starting with 15 minutes a day.
  • Use a devotional to fill you with truth while also helping you apply it to your life. One of my favorite devotionals is the Thrive Bible. It is actually a bible and journaling devotional all in one! It is a great place to get started!
  • Write out the daily scripture verses in a notebook. Then, spend some time reflecting on what God is teaching you and how you can apply His truth into your life.
  • End your time with God in prayer, thanking Him for His Word.

Friend, thriving is not a personality trait you are born with, it is a skill you learn.

Fifteen minutes a day planting yourself in God’s Word will help you live out a thriving life. 

As you work to build this strategy into your days, I would love to hear how this time with God is helping you thrive. Will you do me a favor and hit reply to this email or leave a comment in the post? I would love to hear from you!

Praying for you friend,

Angie

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