Allow Your Roots to Grow
Colossians 2:6-7 (TLB) And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.
Vital union - wow, how many of us can say that we live in vital union with Jesus? Spending time with Him as though our very life depended on it - the truth is our life does depend on Him.
If we want to live in victory, we need Jesus; if we want to be clothed in the armor of God, we need Jesus. The enemy is always looking for an opportunity to creep into our lives, let's not give him that chance. We must be rooted in Christ so we can draw nourishment from Him. He is the living water, the bread of life. Having the ability to respond to people in love will require us spending time in the secret place - the place where it's just you and Jesus. Having some verses to meditate on and some soaking music to accompany your time with Jesus is always a great way to set the tone for your appointment. As you continue to show up in prayer, it will be like fresh water pouring over you, causing your roots to grow down deeper into the soil of God's love. This is our vital union with Him that allows us to stand firm when facing opposition because we will never be able to deny the power and goodness of our God!
Colossians 2:7 (TPT) Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!
Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT) “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.