“But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and have made the LORD their hope and confidence.” Jeremiah 17:7
Alongside the highway that leads to our church, winds a bayou. Standing tall on the banks are massive trees. Many of their roots have become visible through erosion. Deep into the soil, reaching toward the bayou, these trees flourish. They have learned to not only survive their circumstances, but to thrive.
I want to be like those trees. Don’t you? When our foundations are exposed, will they be strong enough to withstand the harsh conditions that life sometimes provides? They can be. God speaks clearly in our verse. Trust Him. Place our hope and confidence in Him. Then we will be like…
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. Jeremiah 17:8
One of the things I’m doing to deepen my roots is to make time for Bible reading everyday. I’m trying to not use the excuse that I studied for ministry so no need to read more. I have found when I daily read the Scriptures, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to me – to let me see familiar verses in a new way, I get a word for me.
Feeding my soul sets my roots free to stretch toward the water, the Living Water.
What’s one thing you can begin to do that will set your roots free to grow deeper?
Linking with, Kelly Balarie at Purposeful Faith, Holly Barrett at Testimony Tuesday , Crystal Storms at Intentional Tuesday and Susan B. Mead at #DanceWithJesus Friday