If you want good fruits you gotta have good roots. (from a church-related tweet)
Deep, solid, well-nourished roots are essential for healthy plant growth. If the roots are shallow, the tree may be blown over in a storm. If the roots don’t receive sufficient moisture, the plant will dry up and wither. The metaphor is helpful in understanding the importance of a solid base for individual or family growth, too. Nourish the roots.
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord … They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. … It … never fails to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17:7-8).