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.
Growing up in the rolling hills of Chatsworth, California, I was surrounded by amazing oak trees. Strong and sturdy 100-year-old trees. These majestic creatures were home to my childhood afternoons and adventures. They stood tall and stretched out wide. I swung from tire swings that hung on them. Laughed in tree houses build in them and on occasion I fell out of them.
As a little girl I had no understanding of how old these trees were or how hard it was to survive and grow so strong. The California Oak is endangered. For one to live to be over 100 years old, it has to have survived droughts, fires and disease. But if the tree has strong roots and is in firm soil it can survive, it can continue to grow and reach to the sky and thrive.
We are called to be like these amazing trees. We need to be rooted firm in Christ. We need to drink deep of His living water and grow tall in Him.
When we dig deep into Christ we are rooted and grounded in Him and are capable of with standing anything. It’s when we neglect our time with Him and settle for a surface relationship with our Savior that we become weak and are no longer able to handle the winds and are easily infected by the world. When we are weak in our faith we can easily break and fall.
Don’t settle for a surface relationship with Christ, don’t ever think you’re done growing. We need to be continually stretched and grown. Stand tall in your faith and be firm in your walk with Christ and point the world to the one and only God who planted you where you are and promises to grow you into the person you were meant to be! Make sure you are plugged in at your church, be sure to be growing and learning. Take notes during sermons, read your bible everyday, pray hard and serve where God has put you. All those things makes you rooted in Him. You can’t stop pushing, you can’t stop seeking Him every day.