receive it with joy. 17 But since they don't have deep roots, they don't last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God's word.18 The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God's word, 19 but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so
no fruit is produced. 20 And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God's word and produce
a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!" The New Living Translation Version
This scripture caught my attention when it talked about not having any roots and that Yeshua compared that to believers
trying to hear the Word of Yah and walking in it.
Why is it important to have good roots? This I got this information from Wikipedia:
The first root that comes from a plant is called the radicle. The four major functions of roots are
1) absorption of water and inorganic nutrients,
2) anchoring of the plant body to the ground, and supporting it,
3) storage of food and nutrients,
4) vegetative reproduction. In response to the concentration of nutrients, roots also synthesise cytokinin, which acts as a signal as to how fast the shoots can grow.
Roots often function in storage of food and nutrients. The roots of most vascular plant species enter into symbiosis with
certain fungi to form mycorrhizae, and a large range of other organisms including bacteria also closely associate with roots. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root
When we fall on good soil our roots have a better chance of survival and not only survival but prosperity. This is why I
feel a good congregation is so important. The congregation can represent the good soil. Our congregation is one (and there are also many others) that the soil has been tended, watered and have soil enhancements all the time. We have
good leaders, teachers and elders that watch over the plants and the whole body helps with spiritual growth for all. We have visiting teachers and musician that keep us informed as well. Many different gifts are manifest in the body which
help each one of us to grow. There are ministries as well to help us fulfill the righteous acts that we have been called to do. The body (your congregation wherever you are) is that fertile soil Yeshua wants you to grow in and be part of.
We need to put anchor down in a congregation or home study group where our roots can be fed. When we are in good ground the word says we will produce 30,60 or even a 100 fold.
We come together to share and study Yah's word and also prayer and worship. It is fabulous!! We are meant to be together and learn to love each other. It is a real blessing. If you are struggling on your own come be part of a congregation we need you as well.