May we spend time out of this weekend in quiet contemplation of You, Father, Your Word, Your Love. May we grow in You and be firmly rooted in You, that we would be pleasing to You in all ways. Amen.
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. Colossians 2:6-7
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19
to cause to strike root, to strengthen with roots, to render firm, to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:3
Father God, as I think about being rooted in You, I feel this beautiful sense of strength…not my strength but Yours. I am watered through those roots by Your Word, the Truth. The roots grow…the tree grows. I thirst for You, LORD. And You fill me to full. The fullness is from You. I gain because You bless me with Your love, Your grace, Your righteousness, Your all. You build me up as I dwell in Your Presence. As I am with You, I yield fruit…the more time I spend with You, the more fruit this tree yields. And then others benefit from that fruit as I walk in this world. You prosper me as I do my best to walk in Your ways for my life. I hear a word behind me, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when I turn to the right or to the left. I will walk there, LORD. I am Yours and Yours alone, Father. Thank You for Jesus for I would have no God-given root system without Him, without Your sacrifice, without Your love. In His Name, I pray. Amen.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21