Monday, September 10, 2012
Do you have plants in your yard or are there some trees? Most of us have these things unless we are apartment dwellers. These plants and trees, like all living things grown in the soil, need substantial roots going down deep to help them grow and get nourishment and water. If they do not receive it they tend to wilt and die. We in the Southeast experienced that during the recent drought.
We believers are like those plants in that if we do not stay grounded in Christ and his word our roots become shallow and we can tend to wither up and not amount to much in the body of Christ.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 says "But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its' roots by the stream.It does not fear when heat comes, it's leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Let your roots go down deep in Jesus and His word. Be able to withstand the 'storms' of life that may come your way. When you 'plant' yourself in Him you will stand strong against those storms of life.
Colossians 2:6-7 says "So then just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him.Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing, with thankfulness."
Let me end with Ephesians 3:16-19 which tells us "that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwelling our hearts through faith that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."
PRAYER: Father it is my desire to have strong roots and to be able to endure any situation which comes my way. I know when I stay in the word of God I gain strength and can stand up to the trials of life. Give me strength Lord. In Jesus name. Amen.