Keller: Inspiration for those in need

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Having the opportunity to deal with many people with their lives in disarray and feel like they have no hope, I sometimes feel inadequate to encourage them as God would want me to.

The following is a message I found in “The Word for you Today,” which does a much better job than I could ever do.


A farmer’s fruit tree consistently produced bumper crops and became a real moneymaker for him, so he put all his efforts into marketing and never noticed that the tree was dying.  Then one day he woke up and realized the root had dried up. He’d been so focused on the fruit that he neglected the root.

How about you? Are you focusing on numbers and outcomes, or are you focusing on the purpose, people, innovation, culture and root of your success? Nurture the root and you’ll always have fruit. Ignore the root – say goodbye to the fruit!

One author writes: “Like a plant constrained in the same pot, our roots become bound and twisted. Over time we’re unable to be fully nourished. We can’t grow beyond the limits of our environment.

In the words of Scripture, we become ‘like a garden locked up…a walled-in spring, a closed-up fountain.’

But God sees the person inside…the one with potential to become everything He created you to be. He sees the impending bloom of the locked garden, the refreshment of the inner spring, and the sound of the running fountain. He knows you’re inhibited and closed, and He wants to set you free.

Some hardships like death and divorce cause a necessary replanting…an opportunity to establish deeper roots and realize our potential in a new container.

Ask God to replant you…to gently remove you, free you from captivity, and find the perfect place for you to grow. Let Him nourish your roots so they extend into the rich soil of newfound freedom.”

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-542-8477 or email