When I began being intentional with my pursuit to God I found Psalm 1:3: That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither–whatever they do prospers.
The image of my faith–and essentially my life–being a strongly rooted tree stayed with me. I have prayed in times of immense desperation that my roots grow deeper. I fall back on that image whenever I start to feel really out of control. It has been a great comfort to me to be honest.
“Let it Rain (Is There Anybody)” by Crowder is a big go to song for me when I’m stressed out.
The words in Psalm 21 speak to this image: “For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken” (v. 7).
I want those roots. I want to have a faith so strong and sturdy that I cannot be shaken.
Notice too, in Psalm 1:3, not only are the roots deep–but they are next to a stream.
Jesus is living water.
I want my roots to not only be deep, but closely connected to an eternal source of life.
Can you see it?
Then Matthew 12:35 goes on to talk about what is stored up in a man is what is produced–good for good and evil for evil.. Like a tree that gains its life from a great stream, I want to be a woman whose connection to Christ produces such good fruit no one can doubt that I am His.
How rooted are you feeling today?