Rooted.

…to establish deeply and firmly.

Which describes you more?

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

Or…

And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.” Mark 4:17

This introspection may produce an undesirable response, depending how honest we are with ourselves. Are we rooted in Christ, His Word, His promises, and His finished work? Or are our roots found in the temporary existence of this world? Are our roots in our jobs or in the provision of Christ? Are our roots in the roof over our heads or in the refuge of the Most High?

When our roots are in Christ alone, the devastations of this world won’t completely end us. We will be moved but we won’t break. We will encounter dry seasons but we won’t wither away. We will successfully survive the winters and thrive in the Spring. We will take the heat but won’t burn up.

Rooted and being established in Christ let’s everything around us know who we are and whose we are. Our roots in Christ represent where our strength lies. Our roots in Christ will feed and fuel us. Our roots in Christ support us.

Being rooted in Christ manifests this promise for our lives:

Peace and Blessings