The difference is real. The woman who walks with God is the recipient of His blessings. She is like a tree whose roots are firmly established and stretch to the river to receive their nourishment. She entwines her roots around the Word of God and ponders His precious words, for she knows they are her life. And she delights in them! His Word is a powerful source of spiritual energy and she draws her strength from these Living Waters. Although her roots are hidden, they are her most important part.
When the storms of life come she will not be whisked away, for her strong root system holds fast. When the drought season descends upon her, she will not wither. Pruning her limbs may cause discomfort but this process enables her to produce sweet-smelling, beautiful fruit in season (Galatians 5:22-23). She is able to achieve that which is worthwhile.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 tells us, Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but it’s leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.
The ungodly woman is also like a tree. But her roots do not go deep or stretch to the river for nourishment. When the winds rage she is blown away and devastated. She withers in the heat, unable to bear fruit. She flounders. She is unstable in her ways and lives aimlessly without direction.
- Do you need spiritual refreshment today? Go to God and tell Him all about it.
- Are you running with the ungodly? Turn around and get a new start.
- Get connected with a godly woman and let her help you plant strong roots.
Debbie is a published author, national speaker and workshop presenter, and a partner with the Polished Conference Ministries L.L.C. She facilitates an online Bible study page on Facebook, teaches Bible study in her church, and blogs at Shining Together! Debbie has written Shine! Radiating the Love of God, a Bible study designed exclusively for young women ages 13-18. Additionally, she has articles in the Divine Moments series, and is a monthly contributor to Refined Magazine. All books are available at grace-publishing.com. She would love to speak at your next women’s event, teen event, or at the college where she brings an inspirational message to teachers in training called, “A Christian Perspective for an Inspirational Classroom.” Debbie is married and has three adult children. She travels from Asheville, NC. Visit her website at www.debbiepresnell.com, email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShineEveryDayNC.