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. God wants our knowledge of His word to develop a complex root system in our heart like the mighty oak tree. This is what makes us unmovable. He desires that we grow in Him, but growth is first downward.

One day I asked God why I wasn’t growing. To me, growth meant you’re going higher and higher. He then spoke to my heart, “You are growing. You’re growing downward.” My sister, you may not see any progress at all in your life, but God does. He sees your roots are wrapping around Him and aligning with Him. He sees you looking for ways to apply His Word and your knowledge and understanding of Him deepening. 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 you will reach high and stretch wide in helping others. Don’t be concerned with how high you go, focus on how deep you go in your understanding of the Lord.

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 to 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.

21 thoughts on “Growth is first downward.”

  1. Thank you my sister for this DOTK devotional. I’ve been sharing with others how I am in the dressing room of The Lord right now. I’m “BEING” rooted and grounded to be unmovable and abounding in His works. This is why He told me to set my face like a flint and be not afraid, for He is with me. This goes along with yesterday and how I need to stay focused on Him because He is getting ready to send blessings my way.
    Thank you again for an confirming word from The Lord.

  2. Yes, Lord please decrease me that You my increase in me. Let my roots go deep so I can not be moved. Root and ground me in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape.

  3. I started a new journal today- and this was the scripture that filled the first page… Here in Texas snow is covering the ground- and there is a cleansing happening (many things are dying) so for the spring rain to come and life to come a new.
    So when I opened the devo today- my heart was blessed by this most beautiful confirmation of not only what he is doing around us today but what he is doing in us!!
    Thank you beloved sister of God
    Your word has been a great blessing to me today

  4. I thank God for you Sister. This message speaks to me by the power of The Holy Spirit, as many of them I read here have before. His truths and wisdom combined with your revelations of the knowledge of God’s heart shared with me and others brings growth. Shalom growth. Eternal growth. Predestined growth. Annointed growth. Thank you. I love you.

  5. Hallelujah Yes Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” in JESUS Name AMEN Thank You my Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie ⚘Glory ⚘Glory ⚘Glory to GOD.”

  6. This message is SO good! It’s as if you were listening to my thoughts… I have felt stuck, trapped, as if my growth in God’s will for my life had been stunned..
    This devotional touched my heart and encouraged me.
    I so appreciate how God works through you.

  7. My God this is blessing me! The process gets uncomfortable, but Father continue to grow me from the inside out. I want to be more like You in Jesus name…Amen

  8. Amen 🙏🏽Thank you Father God for Delivering this devotional though Sis Kesha ❤

  9. My heart longs for GOD. I really need to be deepened in Him and His Word. I pray for a deeper understanding and revelation of His promises in my life. I know I am special to GOD and I know He has purpose for me. Dear sisters, please keep me in prayer 🙏✝

  10. God is always growing us deeper rooted and grounded in him. I too felt my life was stagnant but God is deepening my roots. Thank you Jesus.

  11. Awesome Word!! My desire is to be unmovable and unwavering in my trust in my God! Thank you and may God continue to bless you! ❤️

  12. Thank you for this powerful devotional it brings peace to the heart of my mind and strength to my inner man to God be the glory

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