Plants grow when they are healthy. If they do not grow well it is possible that they have become root-bound. We can also become spiritually root-bound.
We may well be doing the same things we have usually done to keep ourselves spiritually healthy, but we can be harboring unforgiveness, bitterness, or anger in our spirits. Maybe we have just gotten too busy. Maybe becoming a success or money can be taking the first place in our lives.
How do we change this? Let God cut away any part that is no longer allowing us to grow spiritually. Let Him prune us so that we spend time again with His people and in His Word. The process may hurt a bit, but it will be well worth the effort.
PRAYER: Father help us to press on toward the goal of knowing you more richly each day of our lives.