Monday, August 2, 2010
SWAY OR TOPPLE
When the wind blows in your life, do you sway in the breeze or do you topple over?
You may be a beautiful tree with lush, green leaves, at your prime. Yet, how deep are your roots so when the gales begin to blow, you remain standing in the strength God gives?
You may have delightful pink flowery blossoms on your branches but how deep are your roots to sustain you in a wind?
The godly have deep roots or, in another translation, The root of the righteous will never be moved. Proverbs 12:3
Well, that’s clear. We want to be godly. We want deep roots. We want to be found standing victoriously no matter what comes our way.
How do we develop deep roots?
For this reason I BOW MY KNEES before the Father, from whom every family on heaven or earth are named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner-man and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you BEING ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE, may have the power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge that you may be FILLED WITH ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD. Ephesians 3:17
As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord so live in Him ROOTED and built up in Him and established in the faith just as you were taught. Colossians 2:7
Growing roots could take a lifetime, don’t you think? Let’s keep on!
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ dwells in my heart through faith and that my roots can grow down deep into Him. I want the Life He offers, filled to overflowing with the Love of God, with God Himself. In Jesus’ name. Amen.