Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3:17
My husband and I recently decided to improve the landscape of a small area of our yard that contained a beautiful, 15 year-old oak tree. We were excited to plant various ferns and shade-loving flowers, however our plans were quickly foiled as we tried to dig the holes necessary to put even the smallest potted plant in the ground. You see this oak tree had grown strong and its root was system was pervasive. Its roots had spread deep and wide under the ground and we were unable to break through to plant our shade garden.
God wants us to root ourselves in Him in much the same way. He wants us to experience his love deeply and fully and allow ourselves to grow in it. He wants it to spread through us so that it impacts every bit of who we are and what we do. And, when we allow His love to root deeply in our lives, we are strong in Him and He is glorified in us.
Take a moment today to meditate on the great love of God for you in Christ Jesus and pray that you would root yourself firmly and deeply in His love.
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