Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Rooted and Grounded
Our Oak Tree had shallow Roots
Through the night we enjoyed
a light soaking rain, but what we viewed the next morning came as a complete
giant oak tree next to our mobile home, had toppled over and hit our propane
it did no permanent damage, only moving it a few inches off its base.
the tree had fallen the other way, perhaps the roof of our home would have been
victim of its destruction.
shallow roots of our tree were dead and the tree had no stability.The damp ground simply gave away allowing it
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reminded that in life it is important to be rooted and grounded in Christ
central importance is allowing our Spiritual roots to sink deep into the Word
of God.Also it is necessary to become
one with Christ by an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
is the significance to align ourselves with a BibleBelievingChurch where we can
gather and receive support.A place
where we can set down our roots of community with other believers of like
Ephesians_3:17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by
faith; that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,
Colossians _2:7Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye
have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Enjoy these Exerts from God's
Perhaps the best-known
example Jesus gave is the parable of the sower and the seed. Once again we see
the importance of our connection with the Lord himself-how we need to be rooted
securely in him to sustain life and bear fruit:
the seed landed on rocky ground where it had little soil; it sprouted
immediately because the soil had no depth. Then, when the sun rose and scorched
it, it began to wither for lack of roots" (Mark 4:5-6).
These seeds put down roots,
and the roots struggled to find anchorage, but the soil was rocky. Finally the
plant withered and died, because the roots found no source of water and
As Jesus explained, "Those sown on rocky ground are people who on
listening to the word accept it joyfully at the outset. Being rootless, they
last only a while. When some pressure or persecution overtakes them because of
the word, they falter" (Mark 4:16-17). Thus we see how important it
is that we strike root deep in the Lord, being anchored firmly in faith, and
sustained by our fellowship with him.
One of the most effective
ways we can be rooted in Christ is to immerse ourselves in his word. When you
read and study Scripture, remember that it is a lifeline with the Lord. You are
striking your roots deeper and deeper into good life-giving soil and drinking
from the living waters: "Happy the man who...
delights in the law of the Lord and meditates on his law day and night. He is
like a tree planted near running water, that yields its fruit in due season,
whose leaves never fade" (Psalm 1:1, 2-3).