“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 (NLT)
“Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:7 (GNB)
In the English dictionary, the word, ‘root’ means; the part of a plant, generally underground, that absorbs water and nutrients.
The root of a tree is the main part of the tree. No tree can exist without the support of the root. The root is the foundation that determines the standard of a standing tree. What is not rooted has no permission to exist in this life!
The root may not be seen in the surface of life, but it controls the main surface of life. The root is likened to a foundation of a house that is built; the standard of a house is determines by the foundation. The beauty of a house is the foundation, because the foundation gives assurance of the duration to any house built.
Your life`s root may not be seen at the moment, but it carries 90% weight of your life on earth. The vitality of your root cannot be overemphasized, because the way you behave tells on the kind of root you are built on.
A rooted man or child of God is a person who has been groomed by the affection of God; and despite the trials and temptations of this life that may come across his or her way; he or she remains standard for God. God is the only great personality, whereby mingling with Him, solidifies your greatness in life! Your root reveals your stand in life, and your stand in life reveals your standard in life. How much you prepared yourself in God, determines how you will last in God. A rooted man of God or child of God will hardly be uprooted in life. According to Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche; “You are too rooted to be uprooted; to defend to be defeated.”
“We must become the change we want to see.” (Mahatma Gandhi). So, if you want to see standard living around you, be standard in your stand with God.
Beloved, you can`t shapes your life in God, and lose shape in spiritual activities. Train yourself in God, until you are too loaded with divine information about God, to be harassed by any problem that tends to tear you down. The root absorbs water underground for nutrients; the water there refers to the word of God, because the word is water. “So let us come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith, with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience and with bodies washed with clean water.” Hebrews 10:22 (GNB)
So, to be rooted in God, you must be rooted in the word for self living. People who are rooted in God, don`t compromise with any wrong offer. If you are rooted in God, you must be tested with wrong desires; and until you passed the tests, your root in God is not confirmed! Hunger will test your root in God, financial scarcity will test your root in God, inability to pay house rent or pay children school fess will test your root in God, delay in marriage will test your root in God, joblessness will test your root in God, lack of the right helpers will test your root in God, stagnation in ministry will test your root in God, disappointment from those you rely on will test your root in God etc., but if you passed all these tests, you will become a standard believer that can move any mountain anywhere in your direction.
Don`t you ever forget this for life; until you are rooted in God, anything can uproot you away from God anytime! And when you are truly rooted in God, there is no wave of trials you cannot calm down for victory!
Father, thank you for your inspired teachings of your word to me today; I therefore receive the grace to be rooted in spiritual matters, so I don`t fall away and miss my destiny golden crown. Amen!
TODAY`S SPIRITUAL CAPSULE:
What is not rooted has no permission to exist in this life! (Pastor Favour`s Terminology).
CALL TO SURRENDER!
Lord Jesus, thank you for loving me and dying for my sins; you resurrected for my victory over sin and death. I therefore, ask that you to come into my heart, Lord Jesus to being the Lord of my life. Restore me back as a backslider to my stand for you in faith, so I won`t miss out my place in eternity in heaven, Lord. Amen! I confess that I am born again, and righteous in Christ Jesus. Glory to God, Amen!
Don`t forget; no one can be hopeless with God! God bless you, and shalom.