Deep Roots Our readings today are Ecclesiastes 4 – 6, Psalm 18 and Ephesians 3.
Psalm 48; Joel 2:18-29; 1 Corinthians 2:1-11
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Our readings today are Ecclesiastes 4 – 6, Psalm 18 and Ephesians 3. We are reading from the New Living Translation.
Roots. If you want to grow you have to have roots. Growth starts from the roots and moves up. Paul prays that you and I will sink our roots down deep into God’s love. His love is where life and growth begin and where it all continues from. His love is where we grow strong. In Ephesians 3:16-17 he says,
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 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.
He also says that he wants us to go on a journey into this love. He wants us to discover just how long, and how high, and how deep this love is. This love knows no limits. It can never be fully sounded. We are forever drawn into its embrace.
How are your roots? If you want to grow, and have life and strength, you have to sink your roots into His love. Maybe today it’s something as simple as hearing the words, You are loved. Is there something that keeps you from really receiving that? Is there shame or a wound that comes and stands between you and those words? Is there something that keeps you from fully hearing and receiving God’s words, that You are Loved? Whatever comes and mutes those words and tells you that those words are really not for you – today, I encourage you to move through that, to look into the face of Jesus, and receive those words today without interference. Meet and receive those words of Life, that you ARE loved. So Let your roots sink deep into Christ and find strength in him today. There’s nothing that can separate you from the love of Christ, you have been drawn into and embraced by him. you can grow strong. Let the beauty of the Gospel of Christ draw you further up and further in. Find your strength there.
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