Growth is first downward.

“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John 12:24

Consider the mighty oak tree. Though the oak tree reaches 60 to 100 ft in the sky and has branches that spread 150 ft across, hidden beneath the earth’s surface is a complex root system that’s deep and wide.

I remember a time when I asked God why I wasn’t growing. To me, growth meant you’re going higher and soaring in the things of God. He spoke to my spirit, “You are growing, My daughter. You’re growing downward.”

My sister, you may not see any progress at all in your life, but God does. He sees your roots wrapping around Him and aligning with Him. He sees you looking for ways to apply His Word and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Him. God sees this amazing process taking place in your heart long before you see anything above the surface.

Keep growing downward. Soon you will break through the hard earth and reach high and stretch wide to help others. Don’t be concerned with how high you go. Focus on how deep you’re going in your understanding of the Lord. He promises to exalt you in due time.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for the growth and the progress that is taking place in my heart and mind. I know you will cause me to flourish and will cause me to live a visibly fruitful and blessed life, but right now, I desperately want my roots to deepen in you and your word. Let me grow downward and become unmovable and unwavering in my trust in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

6 thoughts on “Growth is first downward.”

  1. Very awe-inspiring! Awesome insight. Thank God for speaking to us through His vessel.

  2. Evelyn:
    I have been read DOTK for years and I share the Devotion with over 30 sisters in CHRIST. Today I responded because Growth Downward was the best explanation of waiting I have seen. THANK YOU ❤️

  3. Wheeeeeew Thank You my LORD In JESUS Name Amen Thank You my Sister’s Kesha Dot-K Ministries Glory to GOD.” Timely WORD. LOVE and GOD Bless You all Aloha Always Sister Chrissy Honolulu ❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤

  4. Yes, may the Lord bring me deeper, wider, longer and higher in Him and His word As I die daily to myself and go down so He can rise up in me. For the Glory of God. Thank you. Blessings, Shalom and Agape. 👀🙏🏽❤️📖🙌🏽

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