Hungry Roots

“Until the unlimited, unbridled, and unrelenting love of God takes root in your life, until God’s reckless pursuit of us captures our imagination, until our head knowledge of God settles into our hearts through pure grace, nothing really changes.

Everything changes, however, as we awaken to our union with Christ. It’s then (and only then) that we come to personally experience ourselves as the “most loved” of God.”– Fil Anderson

I read this quote a few days ago. It’s been rolling around in my brain and heart ever since.  It’s beautiful.  It’s truth.

Roots are vital to life and growth.  A life dies without a healthy root.  A root must cling to its source of life.

Even if our faith is as small as a mustard seed, Jesus promises us…that is enough.  (Matt 17:20)

Even if our ever doubting hearts must come, cry out, confess and acknowledge over and over …I DO believe…help my disbelief!  (Mark 9:24) Jesus reminds us…that is enough.

It’s His love doing the transforming.

It’s His power being perfected in our weakness.

It’s His grace that takes our tiny willing hearts and moves a mountain.

A surrendered heart that hungers and thirsts for the Giver of Life is all the strength we need. (Matt 5:6)

Shallow, superficial, going through the motions head knowledge does nothing to transform a life or a soul.

“For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.  I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love,  and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. 

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”  Ephesians 3: 14-21

2 thoughts on “Hungry Roots

  1. Carol

    I love your short sentences! They are filled with food for reflecting ….in a world garbled with chatter this is powerful. Thank you


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