Daily Radio Bible Podcast
JUNE 7, Deep Roots
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, and receive those words today without interference. Meet and receive those words of Life, that you are loved. Let your roots sink deep into the roots of Christ and find strength in him today. There’s nothing that can separate you from the love of Christ that is offered to you. When you sink your roots down into that Love, you can grow strong. Let the beauty of the Gospel of Christ draw you into this journey and discover a little more of the height and depth and width of the love of God, and find strength there. Then you can offer that love to others.
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