Sunday, June 15, 2014

Deep Roots

Ephesians 3:17 (NLT) – Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.

You only saw half of Ephesians 3:17 yesterday.  The second half describes the reward of trusting Jesus – deep roots of strength.

Every time you act out of trust in God, a new little root branches out and takes hold of the ground.  With each small step of faith, a secondary root grows until you develop a thick tangled root system spreading out in many directions.  This root mass holds firm no matter which way the wind blows.

Your primary root is your belief in God or perhaps even the possibility that God exists and cares about you.  A secondary root pushes into the dirt when you use the G word in conversation and your friends don’t abandon you.  Another small root branches out because you follow a gut feeling and find that it was exactly the right move.  Roots multiply each time you recognize a coincidence as a God-incidence and realize He’s active in your life.  Big strong roots grow when you let Him lead you out of your comfort zone.  The network deepens and widens, holding firmly.

So when life brings a storm, your roots are firmly grounded in God’s love.  Deep in your soul you know He cares personally for you.  Jesus is by your side.  He will not let you fall.  Lean in and be strong.

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