This week I was preparing to meet some special young ladies. As I was in God’s Word that morning I ended up in Psalms.
“How blessed is the man who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way of sinners, take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields it’s fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1″1-3 (NIV)
I began to think about the importance of being rooted in the Lord. How can we live in a way that causes our roots to grow deep?
If I am going to share with these beautiful, young adult women that it is important to be rooted in the Lord, than I better see my own roots growing deep.
I looked up the definition of rooted. The Dictionary.com app defines it as; firmly implanted.
We need to be firmly implanted in Christ. Why?
“Therefore as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in Thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:6-8 (ESV)
If we are not rooted in Christ, we will be easily deceived. If we don’t know who God is and what His Word says, we will believe the lies of the enemy, and we will fall into worldly ways of thinking.
It is like marriage. If my husband and I don’t take time to talk and know each other, we will easily believe things about each other that are not true. If we don’t spend time knowing each other’s hearts and building a deeper relationship, we can grow apart and be drawn to other things or people.
We will talk more about what this looks like and how to live this way in real time, in the blog posts ahead.
I pray we will grow deeper in our love for God and that our roots will grow deep as we remain in Him, through it all. IN Jesus Name!