Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roots Are Needed for Life & Strength

Roots, not seen -- but so necessary,
The life link for flowers, crops, trees;
I know I need to be rooted in Christ,
That’s the only way my life will please.

LORD, root me wide and root me deep
in our relationship’s inner place;
I give all glory to God as I dwell
secure from life’s storms, safe in His grace.

Others are looking for substance and food,
I want the fruits of the Spirit growing;
                                         What a blessing to others and to me
                                         When my love for Jesus is showing.

by Elaine Hardt ©2012

“ . . . 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.
And may you have the power to understand,
as all God’s people should,
how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.
May you experience the love of Christ,
though it is too great to understand fully.
Then you will be made complete
with all the fullness of life
and power that comes from God.”
Ephesians 3:17-19 NLT

Do take a look at what comes just before and just afterwards.
Read verses 14 to 17, then verses 20 & 21.