Root Rot

16 Jul

Root Rot… Have you ever heard of it? It’s somewhat of a strange phenomena to amateur gardeners like myself. You get a hanging flower basket. You hang it. You water it. But still the plant starts dying. You think maybe I am not watering enough. So you water more. And now the plant looks worse. Practically the whole thing is shriveled. So you do a little researching and come to find out that a hanging plant won’t only die from lack of water, but it will develop “root rot” if the hanging pot doesn’t drain sufficiently. Essentially- a plant has to be poured into- and it has to pour out. If it doesn’t pour out its roots begin to rot and it dies. I had to bust bigger holes in the bottom of the planters, remove a plate that was blocking proper drainage… All so more of what was poured in could flow out.

And you know, You and I… We too need to be poured into and we also need to pour out if we are going to thrive. We risk rotting away if all we do is receive, receive, receive… And then sit.

What we have been so blessed to receive, we should in turn pour out.

We weren’t created to simply sit and receive.

So if your passion for life lately has been feeling shriveled; If your life feels more like surviving as opposed to thriving; I want to challenge you tonight to consider how you can start pouring out.

May we bust some holes in our jam packed schedules. May we remove the fear and excuses that have been holding us back. May we not be a rotting people, but a thriving people- A people who pour out our lives in the same way that Christ poured out his.

Titus 3:6
He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.


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3 responses to “Root Rot

  1. momto3sugars

    July 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Love this!!!

    • What Matters Most- A Mother's Devotional

      July 18, 2014 at 12:01 am

      Thank you. 🙂

      I got a chance to visit your blog. Touched my heart in more ways than one. I can relate in so many ways to what you share. I am going to be praying for you. That the peace that passes all understanding will flood your heart. That you remember when the challenges arise that Christ is with you in every single challenge- May he strengthen you and give you the wisdom for every victory. May you be filled with purpose as well and be faithful to pour out what Christ pours into your heart- first to your husband, then to your family, and then to the world. May you truly thrive during this deployment. May you know you are held and so is your husband. May you willingly lay your “Isaac” on the altar… With full faith that he WILL be coming home. :).


      • momto3sugars

        July 18, 2014 at 11:04 am

        Thank you Charity!!!


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