I have chosen Jeremiah 17:7-8 as my life verse:
“Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree plants by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
It hink this is a lovely picture. There are times of drough, but this tree doesn’t worry because its an evergreen. Its roots go deeply down into the springs of living water. Fruit bearing is not dependent on perfect conditions. So we, like the tree, won’t be uprooted if our root system is gaining nourishment from His Word and His love. Even in rough times, if we rely on God as our source of spiritual vitality, we can produce fruit and bless others.
The strength and stability of the tree is not in its beautiful leave and branches or even in its trunk. Its life and fruitfulness is completely dependent on its root system. Take care of the roots and the fruit will come naturally.