Jesus teaches us in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” In order for a plant to grow, flourish, and withstand the surrounding elements, it must develop a root system. The growth and branches of a plant will only be as healthy as its roots are strong and deep. If our roots in God are strong and healthy our outward lives will automatically show the life and nature of Christ to those around us.