7 Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful.
I received a drawing from my wife today that stated, “Rooted in Him.” First of all, it’s refreshing to receive a word from the Lord through your spouse as I pray over her daily before leaving for work early in the morning. I pray that God will equip her and gift her to share His message of love, faith, and salvation to all those she comes into contact with daily. It’s not uncommon to see her sitting in her favorite chair with countless Bibles and reference books at her side digging into Scripture. To me, I see a godly woman planting roots in Christ. What a wonderful example!
We are reminded that developing spiritually deep roots takes work. One must truly dig into God’s Word to learn about Him. We must also communicate with our Creator daily. This is more than “checking off the list” that you said your morning and evening prayers. To me, this involves true interpersonal communication with your Savior throughout the day. This is what “praying without ceasing” means to me. I want to be so “deep rooted” that my thoughts automatically go to Him in time of praise, request, petition, or need.
My biggest personal revelation regarding being rooted in Christ involved being “deep rooted” as mentioned above. What does this really mean? In plant science, we know that deep roots aid in drawing nutrient rich minerals, water, and elements to the plant. Roots that are embedded deep within nutrient rich soil are most certainly healthier. Nutrient rich soil aids in preventing diseases and builds a strong foundation.
Do we see the connection?
Growing deep spiritual roots in the vine of Christ ensures spiritual health and stability. This does not guarantee freedom from storms and floods. Yet, strong spiritual roots anchored in the vine of Christ will never fail or be destroyed by the things of this world. The trials we persevere while on this earth will not destroy those who are rooted in Him.
Question: How will you develop deep spiritual roots in Christ?